This is a guest post from Sam Negrin | creator and EIC of AllGoodHealth.net and editorial manager of LEAFtv
It’s that time of year again; The sun is shining, air is warmer and sweet produce is popping up everywhere. When the weather warms up I always gravitate towards food that will cool me down–crisp salads, smoothie bowls, and of course ice cream. This also might be my favorite time of year for trips to the local farmers market. It’s the season of strawberries, sugar snap peas, root veggies, stone fruit, squash blossoms, cherries and more. There are so many reasons to stick to farm fresh food, some including: 1) the produce is at it’s freshest; the peak of it’s flavor and nutrition, 2) support local farmland and economy, and 3) the produce lasts 2x longer than grocery store picks because it’s so fresh – even if you’re spending a little more for quality, it evens out.This salad has a delicious combination of summer flavors, health benefits and is really easy to make. It has loads of nutrients, vitamin c, antioxidants, protein and zinc.
Tip: Make sure you talk to your farmer when choosing produce. They will help you pick what’s best for consumption today, tomorrow or next week.
1 tbsp raw sunflower seeds