Your kitchen counter as artist’s palette
Something as simple as displaying the gorgeous fruits, vegetables and herbs you discover at the farmers’ market might be just what it takes to eat a little healthier this summer.
A bowl of colorful, fragrant fruit on the counter makes it that much easier to grab a healthful snack on the go, and helps you see, at a glance and a whiff, what’s at peak flavor. It also reduces the chance of those beautiful finds getting lost in the black hole of your fridge.
Keeping fresh produce in plain view might also inspire dishes you might not otherwise consider, including tasty (and healthful) vegetarian options or salads fresh from the field and topped with heart-wise proteins like chicken or turkey.
Incorporating fresh, local produce into your diet can be delicious, easy and affordable. Because you’re buying direct from the farm, fruits and vegetables purchased locally can be considerably less expensive than traditional grocery stores, and a whole lot fresher.
Give it a try this summer and see what you can cook up!