Creative Summer Recipes: Get Your Fruits and Veggies!

by Leigh Ann Otte

Doesn’t summer just make your mouth water? Watermelon, plums, cherries, watermelon, tomatoes, corn … watermelon.

If there’s any time of year to start adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet, summer would seem to be a prime one. And one way to add them is by tossing them into whatever you’re already making. This week, we’re featuring an article that gives tips on doing just that: “19 Easy Ideas for Adding Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet.” The author, registered dietitian Jill Weisenberger, gives creative ideas like, use spaghetti squash instead of pasta, and top grilled chicken or fish with salsa.

Want even more ideas? We have a huge list of healthy summer recipes here, most of which involve lots of fruits and vegetables. There are things like grilled watermelon, pineapple slaw, cantaloupe soup, cucumber yogurt dip and a treat called Frozen Fruit Crunchies.

What’s your favorite fruit or vegetable in the summer?

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of and a freelance writer, editor and blogger.

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