Eating seasonally is important because you’re not only eating the freshest foods at the peak of their season, but you’re also getting the chance to expand your options outside of things you usually eat each week. Eating seasonally can also be beneficial because sometimes fruits and vegetables that are out of season tend to be more expensive. So, you might save a couple of bucks eating foods in season.

Eating seasonally can be a privilege because it depends on where you live and what foods you have available to you. The best way to figure out what foods are in season is to do your research, or simply visit your nearest farmer’s market. You can also pay attention to the selections in the grocery store, as well! Items in season may be on sale or highlighted in a particular section.

Foods that are in season for early July include cherries, broccoli, cilantro, green onions, peaches, plums, strawberries, and summer squash. These foods are excellent to add to your meals, or even to add on the side. Here are some meals to get you started!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes, it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based, and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And don’t forget to check out our Weekly Meal Plan Archives!

This week, we’re bringing delicious, fully vegan, and plant-based ways to enjoy summer seasonal foods!

Entrees

Vegan One-Sheet Bbq Mushroom Jack ‘n Peaches Sandwiches

Source: One-Sheet Bbq Mushroom Jack ‘n Peaches Sandwiches

These entrees are excellent to try if you’re looking for more ways to eat seasonally. The plus side is that some of these meals you can make it early in the week and use throughout the week for a quick meal.

Sides

Vegan BBQ Peaches With Balsamic Reduction

Source: BBQ Peaches With Balsamic Reduction

Bring your sides to life with these amazing side dishes. You can make your own version of these if you’d like, and the best part about these is that they’ll help you figure out new ways to enjoy veggies!

Dessert

Vegan Blueberry Plum Crumble

Source: Blueberry Plum Crumble

These delicious desserts are perfect to make this summer! From peaches and strawberries, you can have fun making these sweet recipes!

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects

For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooks or downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Here are some resources to get you started:

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