Clean eating. Vegan before 6:00. Eat this, not that. Thereâ€™s lots of advice out there on what kinds of foods are best for you to keep healthy (and sometimes help the environment along the way). Most agree, though, that whole foods – foods that are unprocessed or unrefined â€“ are a good place to start. As food and environmental guru Michael Pollan puts it, â€œEat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.â€
Now that summerâ€™s here, eating â€œmostly plantsâ€ is a much tastier and convenient proposition. Farmerâ€™s markets spring up practically every day of the week in most cities, bringing their abundance directly to you and making farm-to-table eating an easy reality.
So whatâ€™s available near you?
[column col=”1/2″]From salsas to salads to stir fries, the possibilities are endless. In fact, sometimes there are so many varieties thatâ€™ll youâ€™ll want a guide to help you along. Case in point:Â peppers.
[/column][column col=”1/2″]You know what goes great with a plant-based meal? A slice of homemadeÂ no-knead bread, warm from the oven.