One of the best parts about Summer is the amount of amazingly fresh, juicy produce that's available, but sometimes that can mean we're left with a fridge of fruits that are just on the verge of going bad. But don't throw them away overripe fruits contain high levels of antioxidants and other healthy nutrients. So go ahead, cut away any gross parts of your aging Summer fruit and check out these delicious recipes that use up your overripe fruit!
Lately I've been craving pancakes, especially topped with my favorite Summer bounty like fresh peaches or berries. Drizzle some warm maple syrup over that, maybe add a dollop of homemade whipped cream, and you've got a mouthwatering stack of cakes perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert. I'm also a huge fan of pancakes topped with a blueberry syrup or compote.
So tell me, what's your favorite pancake topping?
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Why not take advantage of the season's fresh strawberries and make this fruity salad dressing? It's refreshing and tangy — just the perfect topping to fresh greens from the garden. Since Japanese research shows that vinegar turns on genes that help fight fat, it's even more reason to make this incredibly easy salad dressing.
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Biting in to a cool plum in the late afternoon heat of Summer is one of the food joys of the season. Plums are in the height of their season right now, so they are not only tasty but more affordable too. They come in so many varieties and colors, it is hard to get sick of eating these gems.
Plums have been found to increase iron absorption, which could be due to their high vitamin C content. But this fruit is also high in a few powerful phytonutrients, including leutin, an important antioxidant for healthy eyes.
Plums are a tasty low calorie treat and when sliced make a great addition to both salads and cereals. How do you enjoy eating plums?
One of the best things about Summer is all the deliciously fresh and juicy varieties of fruits. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, plums, watermelon, cantaloupe, and cherries. I could live on fruit salad all Summer long. If you're curious to know how all these fruits compare nutritionally then check out this quiz.Take the Quiz