This month for my #Shakleeblogger healthy lifestyle update I’m going to share some of my favorite healthy summer salads. Now, I’ve never been a big salad person, regardless if it’s a main course or as a side dish. However, I tend to favor them when summer rolls around. Eating summer salads are my way to beat the heat and a way to get some incredibly tasting produce, such as sweet corn, summer squash, green beans, eggplant and of course, juicy tomatoes into my daily diet. I even go all out and whisk up my own salad dressing from scratch, using the fresh and vibrant herbs from my garden.
My local farmers market in River Vale, NJ
I really love the farm-to-table movement and the summer months are abundant with local farmers markets in NJ. It’s not unusual for me to visit two or three a week to check out and pick up a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit (strawberries and blueberries are in season in the Northeast now!), eggs and even cheese. Some farmers markets even sell fresh poultry or beef – but I haven’t done that yet.