My Top 5 Summer Fruits and Veggies
By Michele Cipriano '17
History, Secondary Education Major
Avocados are incredible during the summer. They are high in calories, but contain healthy fats and proteins. It is easy to cut one up and throw it in a salad. Or you can be a little more creative and make some guacamole.
Pineapples are so refreshing during the summer. When you go to the market to pick them, try tugging at the leaves — if they are loose or come out easily, the pineapple is ripe and ready to eat. You can eat pineapple slices alone, as part of a fruit salad, blended in a drink or even on a kabob.
Blueberries are great because they are so small and can be eaten like a snack. They are full of antioxidants, which are good for you. Frozen blueberries are fantastic at snack time. Regular blueberries can be added to yogurt during breakfast or even in a salad.
Baby carrots are easy to pack when you’re heading to the beach or a park. If you add some ranch dressing or hummus, they can create a light, healthy snack!
Raspberries are super sweet, so when you’re craving something delicious, grab a handful. If you throw some in the freezer and blend them afterwards, you can make a refreshing, healthy sorbet.