Friday, June 21, 2013

Seasonal Eating: Summer

It's finally Summer - wooo hooo!  My favorite season by far!  You will never hear me complain about hot weather.

With that being said, Summer is the time to focus on keeping cool and staying hydrated.  To counteract how hot and dry our bodies are at this time of the year, seek more cooling, moist foods such as melons and cucumbers.  It's also important to avoid stimulants like coffee and black tea, which dehydrate the body and raise your internal temperature.

Naturally, you will feel like eating lighter - perfect time for that Big Salad.   Now is the optimum time to amp up your intake of raw foods.

Summers Foods:
  • Apricots
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cherries
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Figs
  • Green Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Lima Beans
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Peaches
  • Peppers
  • Plums
  • Potatoes
  • Snap Peas
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes


No one wants to crank up the oven when it's 90 degrees outside.  Fortunately, in the Summer, it's best to use as little heat as possible to maintain moisture in food.  Try lightly steamed, blanched, and raw foods.

Check out Hoff's Summer Lovin' Grilled Veggies!

I wish it could be Summer everyday...

Be Cool!
The Hoff

Seasonal Eating: Fall, Winter, Spring


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