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We are well into our amazing summer this year, and that means summer produce is flourishing and abundant. It’s time to pick up these in-season fruits and veggies and make something delicious! Not only is in-season produce bursting with vibrant flavors and textures, but it tends to be more budget-friendly than out of season produce as well. So – what produce is in season during the summer? Here you go!

Fruits
Apples
Apricots
Avocados
Bananas
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Cherries
Honeydew
Lemons
Limes
Mangos
Peaches
Plums
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon 

Vegetables
Beets
Bell Peppers
Carrots
Celery
Corn
Cucumber
Eggplant
Green Beans
Lima Beans
Okra
Summer Squash
Tomatillos
Tomatoes
Zucchini

Now that we have a list of in-season fruits and vegetables, let’s look at some new recipes. Get creative and be adventurous by trying any of these recipes that include summer produce!

The Weis Markets HealthyBites magazine has refreshing new recipes using in-season produce. Check out the Watermelon-Cucumber Salad for a sweet and savory side at your next barbeque or make the Watermelon Dessert Pizza with your kids to get them involved in the kitchen. Speaking of your next barbeque, wow your guests with the Sangria Mocktail which uses apples, watermelon, strawberries, and more. Create an easy on-the-go snack using avocado with the Turkey-Avocado Pinwheels.

Let’s look at what a full day might look like using summer produce. Start your day with protein and veggies with this one-pan Zucchini and Tomato Frittata. Then, spice up your tacos or leftover grilled chicken during lunch with this Fresh Corn, Cherry Tomato, and Avocado Salad. This recipe has multiple different colors of vegetables and healthy fats, making it a nutrient-packed summer side or topping. For dinner, try these Easy Santa Fe Style Stuffed Peppers, featuring two summer vegetables, bell peppers and corn, along with brown rice for fiber, and lean ground beef for protein. For dessert, have sliced peaches and mango topped with a little bit of whipped topping.

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