In the summer it's easier to eat healthier. At least, I always eat better when the weather turns warmer. I think part of it is that there are more fruits and vegetables in season; and, the fruit especially is more refreshing. A cool crisp watermelon can be downright decadent on a hot summer afternoon, but is the last thing I want on a cold snowy day in January. In the summer I load up on fruits like melons and berries--especially blueberries.
Blueberries not only taste good but are great for you; they're full of antioxidants. If you're looking for a blueberry boost, try these easy ways to sneak them into your diet daily.
Breakfast: Toast whole grain waffles and top with a scoop each of low-fat cottage cheese. Top it all off with blueberries, either right from the fridge, or heated for 15 seconds in the microwave. Delicious, easy, and super-healthy.
Snacks: Toss blueberries into yogurts, or blend together into a smoothie.
Dessert: Mix blueberries with whip-cream, and enjoy. It feels like you're eating something bad for you, when it's actually quite good.
What's your favorite summer fruit?
Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside