The healthiest way to eat is
local food that is in season!

Eating seasonally and locally is an excellent way to promote diversity in your diet, so you consume a wider variety of nutrients and don’t get tired of eating the same foods all the time. Plus, the changing selections are a constant source of renewed cooking inspiration. 
Whether you are living with an autoimmune disease, another chronic illness, or are just looking to be healthier, local and seasonal foods are often the best foods you can buy.  

Stock up on seasonal local foods to help guide you towards:

  • The tastiest foods
        • as they are not picked when unripe nor shipped long distances
  • The most sustainable foods
        • as this supports local farmers and avoids shipping over long distances 
  • The most nutritionally dense foods 
        • as they are not picked when unripe, are shipped over short distances, and generally are grown in better quality soil

Eating seasonally is a simple, no nonsense approach to healthy living that is in tune with mother earth, supports local farmers, & is supremely DELICIOUS!

Scroll down for my favorite snacks ideas & recipes that can be used year-round.

Fall Recipes

Easy Fall Snacks:

  • Apple with Peanut Butter ~ slather some PB on apple slices or even a whole apple, and enjoy! Also delicious with cinnamon sprinkled on top.
  • Pears ~ a fall fruit crop that stores well into the winter

Winter Recipes

Easy Winter Snacks:

  • Citrus Fruits ~ the best seasonal fruit in winter!
  • Apple with Peanut Butter ~ slather some PB on apple slices or even a whole apple, and enjoy! Also delicious with cinnamon sprinkled on top.
  • Pears ~ a fall fruit crop that stores well into the winter

Spring Recipes

More Spring Recipes:

  • Fresh Salads ~ Use apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, with salt and pepper for a simple probiotic dressing 
  • Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon

Easy Spring Snacks:

  • Apple with Peanut Butter ~ slather some PB on apple slices or even a whole apple, and enjoy! Also delicious with cinnamon sprinkled on top.
  • Pears ~ a fall fruit crop that stores well into the winter

Summer Recipes

Easy Summer Snacks:

  • Açaí Bowl ~ If buying out, consider flavors with protein sources such a peanut or almond butter
  • Agua de Sandía ~ Simply place watermelon pieces into a blender & blend until smooth for a delicious Mexican drink!
  • Cottage Cheese with Fresh Fruit
  • Fruit Parfait ~ seasonal fruit paired with an unsweetened yogurt, spices (cinnamon, cardamom), a grain (oats, oatmeal, granola), a nut or seed (chia seeds, hemp seeds, pecans, walnuts, cashews), & a light drizzle of maple syrup or honey if necessary
  • Seasonal Fruit ~ peaches, pears, strawberries, blueberries, etc. by themselves
  • Smoothies ~ Lean in towards smoothies with unprocessed protein sources such a peanut or almond butter, & look for ones that incorporate vegetables – you won’t even taste them! Beware of added sugar if you buy your smoothie – a good smoothie normally costs $10 or more
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