Healthy recipes for summer are my favorite! I’ve been blogging about our seasonal recipes and cooking over the last year. This summer I was inspired to take the ultimate seasonal eating plunge and join a CSA. Check out some of our favorite ways to enjoy the bounty of the season with healthy summer recipes while staying organized and on track with meal prep.
New this summer, a CSA subscription
Blooming Junction is one of my favorite nurseries and I’ve been eyeing their CSA for a couple years. This year I took the plunge and signed up for their 20 week CSA. I pick up our share on Tuesday afternoons and I love the big bin of produce I pick up each week. It was picked that morning and it’s in a large tub with no extra packaging, which I really appreciate it! The total cost comes to about $25/week.
As I’ve gotten the hang of using our share each week, I wanted to share a couple things that have helped me have structure (to help with planning and prep) AND be flexible enough to use whatever may be coming out way.
Let it be said, my main reason for never doing a CSA before is that I’m such a planner! CSA or not, I hope the tips in this post will help you to enjoy the benefits of eating seasonally and that you’ll find some new favorite healthy summer recipes.
My two favorite sources for seasonal recipes
1) Blooming Junction offers a complimentary subscription for CSA members to Cook With What You Have. It’s a locally owned blog and recipe site where you can search by ingredient and find several recipes to use.
2) I’ve been a super fan of the original Love and Lemons cookbook since my sister gifted it to me in 2017. With the CSA, I’ve reconnected with this book for some of our very favorite seasonal inspiration since it is organized by ingredient. Here’s a link to her original Love and Lemons cook book.