This year, one of my goals is to cut down on grocery expenses by buying in-season produce. Since I’m doing the research anyway, I thought I would share it with you guys! Buying in season is more important than ever. It keeps grocery costs down and ensures food will supply the most nutrients.
For this month, be sure to also check out the May Produce Guide as well. Some of the produce for May will still be in season through June or even July. In fact, as it reaches the end of its growing season, some produce items may be priced even lower than they were at their peak as they try to sell the surplus!
Of course, what produce is in season can vary by region, so I focused on the Southwest in my research. If you are on the east coast, it should still apply, but some things vary. I also included recipes you can make with this month’s produce, so hopefully, it helps inspire your weekly menu this month!
Enjoy some fresh summer produce with some vibrant, gorgeous looking fruits and vegetables! I’ve included some of my top favorite produce items for June, as well as recipes for each one, so you can be inspired to eat healthfully this month.
Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits to eat! There’s just something about these little blue gems that will always have my heart. I love munching on them as a snack, but they are also fun to use in the kitchen.
Plus, they are high in nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants, which are some added bonuses! They can help protect against aging and cancer, as well as promote digestion, lower blood pressure, and control blood sugars. So what are you waiting for? Stock up on blueberries while they’re in season and enjoy a flavorful snack, meal, or treat with them this summer!
Check out some of my favorite recipes featuring blueberries:
Corn is a staple in my household during the warmer months! Now that summer is almost here, we find ourselves grilling up some of this golden goodness a few times a week. It’s just so delicious!
Since corn in season, it’s the perfect time to stock up and enjoy all that it has to offer. Plus, did you know that corn is also teeming with nutrients? It’s rich in vitamin B12, folic acid, and iron (which can help reduce the risk of anemia), as well as complex carbs, antioxidants, and vitamin C (for skin health). With so many great benefits, go ahead and enjoy corn to the full this summer!
Check out some of my favorite recipes featuring corn:
- Barbecue Salmon Foil Packets with Green Beans and Corn on the Cob
- Chile Lime Grilled Corn on the Cob
Figs are in season during the month of June, so grab some while you can! Figs taste quite sweet and can be used in a variety of ways from baked goods to salad additions.
They are rich in minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron, and copper, making them a gold mine for nutritional goodness. They also have glucose-lowering effects! With so much to offer, go ahead and take advantage of figs this month!
Check out some of my favorite recipes from me and other dietitians featuring figs:
- Healthy Homemade “Fig Newton” Cookies
- Sauteed Figs with Cinnamon and Almonds from The Plant-Powered Dietitian
- Mini Galettes with Golden and Mission Figs from The Baby Steps Dietitian
I don’t know about you, but I’m a HUGE fan of green beans! I’m really excited that they are in season, so you can certainly bet I’m going to be stocking up on these little guys while I can.
Not only do I love the taste of them, but I also love their nutritional value! Green beans are super heart-healthy thanks to their low sodium and high fiber content, and they are also low FODMAP food for those with digestive issues.
So, if you see green beans in the grocery store or your local farmers market, be sure to pick some up and enjoy them this month!
Check out some of my favorite recipes featuring green beans:
Stone fruit season is upon us! Peaches are one of my favorite stone fruits, so once they start to appear at the farmers market or grocery store, I get really excited. I love to eat them plain or grilled, but I also enjoy adding them to cereals, salads, or entrees. I can’t get enough!
Plus, I love their nutritional benefits, as they are good for digestion (thanks to fiber!), may promote brain health (due to their antioxidant content), and may boost your immune system due to vitamin C. So go ahead and enjoy peaches to the fullest this summer!
Check out some of my favorite recipes featuring peaches:
- Bacon & Peach Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
- Paleo Blueberry Peach Muffins
- No Cook “Peach Bread” Steel Cut Overnight Oats
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