The concept of seasonal eating has been gaining steam for years within the health community. Shopping your grocery stores and farmer’s markets for produce grown locally (or as locally as possible) and sold at their peak means better tasting fruits and veggies—which, in turn, makes you want to eat them more. A total win-win. But now that we’re nearing the end of summer, the foods you’ll find in season are starting to shift (buh-bye tomatoes and strawberries, we’ll miss you), so what should you stock up on for healthy eats now? We scoured the ‘grams of your favorite health foodies to see what go-to fresh ingredients they’re currently throwing in the Vitamix, roasting for grain bowls, and sprinkling atop their chia pudding. Read on, then head to a nearby market to stock up while you still can.
Seasonal Foods Healthy Girls Love
No need to say goodbye to your beloved avocado toast just yet. California avos will be prime well through the summer so keep on smearing, smashing, and whatever else the kids are doing with it these days.
Peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots are especially ripe, juicy and sweet right now. Slice some up for breakfast with a little granola sprinkled on top or use them to jazz up your morning chia pudding.
Love it, or love to hate it, kale is fully in season and most health-minded girls are throwing it in smoothies, massaging it for salads, and baking it into nutritious chips.
These little gems have a short season, and in most areas, they're super ripe right now. Turn them into jam to last a little longer, or simply slice them up to put in parfaits and smoothie bowls or atop toast.
Summer squash is still going strong so gluten-free girls can crank out the zoodles for some healthy pasta goodness. Pro tip: steamed then frozen squash also makes a great base for low-sugar smoothies.
You know 'em, you love 'em, and now these little antioxidant-packed berries are ripe and sweet, perfect for topping off a stack of protein pancakes, yogurt parfaits, and whipping up into a morning smoothie.