What Fruits and Veggies Go in Summer Salads, New York?
Summer arrives next week and many of us are still struggling to take off a few pounds before we get caught on the beach in that bikini. Oh, who are we kidding we aren't worried about the bikini, I don't even own one. I am just trying to figure out if I want to be seen in shorts.
It was a long Winter, and Spring went by so fast that I haven't had a moment to organize the closet. I still need to figure out what the summer wardrobe should look like but I do know this: I am not wearing another faded t-shirt. I am also not going to go out and spend a dime on new summer frocks until I have shed the winter 10 or maybe 20.
Pump Up Your Summer Salad with Hudson Valley Fruit
So what's the plan? Simple, I am diving into the summer salad and I don't mean potato or macaroni. I am going to try to make at least one meal a day a salad and I mean lettuce plus some other goodies I can find. It won't be that bad as long as I get a bit creative.
There is no reason that a salad meal has to be boring. Nowadays there are hundreds of ideas on how you can make a salad go to the next level. I am going to suggest you start by visiting some Hudson Valley Farm Markets for local fruits and veggies. Adding a simple apple or a fresh carrot can take a salad to a brand new level.
Why Not Add Shrimp or Chicken to Your Summer Salad NY
Just be careful what you add and how much. Fruits can have a lot of sugars and so can some veggies. You might be taking your salad up a notch while also taking the calories up a lot too. Don't be afraid to add nuts or even a protein like chicken or shrimp.
So what are the great Summer Fruit and Veggies you can use to dress up that boring salad? Easy and they are all available at Hudson Valley farms and Farmer's Markets. When it comes to fruit consider, Apples, Pears, Peaches, Blueberries, Raspberries, and even Watermelon. Some of these are ready until later in the year but they are worth the wait.
As for veggies, you should think about all of them including garlic. I personally enjoy adding fresh cabbage to a salad to add crunch but then again I am the girl who can eat coleslaw until the cows come home. Fresh green beans, chunks of cauliflower, raw broccoli, and fresh peas will brighten up a bowl of plain lettuce every day.