April showers bring May flowers and those blooms and sprouts lead to a June that starts out summer with a great crop of clean eating foods!!
On the fruit list we start to see berries. Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries top oatmeal, cakes, yogurt or just plain eat them as a snack. Toss peaches and plums into your lunch box or the perfect on the go snack. Melons like honeydew and watermelon beg to be sliced and shared. June is also a good time for peanuts if you’re looking to pair your fruit with a nut.
The long list of vegetables start off the season with a burst of green. Green beans, green onions, green peppers, leafy greens, mustard greens, swiss chard, kale, asparagus, arugula, brussels sprouts, cabbage cucumbers and zucchini bring the rich color of summer. Round out your color and taste pallet with squash, sweet potatoes, hot peppers, garlic, eggplant and early harvest sweet corn.
Remember produce isn’t the only food with a season, June is a great time to try seafood and get the best taste from old favorites. Black Sea Bass, Blue Crab, Clam, Grouper, Mahi-Mahi, Oyster, Shrimp, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, and yellowfin Tuna are all taking advantage of warmer waters, and so should you. Get something fresh from the fish market to cook at home or leave it to the professionals treat yourself to some of the best clean eating fair of the season.