One vegetable that is in peak season right now is summer squash. Not only does it have a great taste, it's loaded with health benefits. The insoluble fiber helps aid digestion and fills you up faster; preventing the need for second helpings. It's also a great source of Vitamin C, beta-carotene and folate (a B Vitamin). This means lower risk of cancers, heart disease and it helps reduce arthritis and asthma.
Summer squash is also versatile in the kitchen. Check out these fantastic recipes to get your summer off on the right foot.
- Pasta Primavera - Provided by Brian Ross at Biltmore especially for ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School Cooking Program.