Nutrition Tips & Recipes

Recipes for Summer Sustenance

Roasted Summer Squash and Tomato Flatbread

Whether you've grabbed some vegetables at the outdoor market or from your own backyard, this easy-to-make flatbread is a nutritious and tasty option for a light meal or appetizer. It is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals. 

- Melissa Parisi, RD

Dried Cherry & Chicken Salad

Dried cherries are a quick and easy salad ingredient that can help you enjoy the taste of summer all year long!

- Jessica Hugle-Foster, BA, CHC

Grilled Jersey Peach Bruschetta

Peaches are finally in season! With 80 orchards throughout New Jersey, there is no reason not to try out this “Jersey fresh” recipe. Not only are peaches delicious, they are packed with health-promoting vitamins and minerals. Time to fire up the grill and taste how sweet Jersey can be.

- Sara Madden, RDN 

Delectable Dips for Veggies

When it comes to snacking on your favorite Jersey delicious veggies, you don't have to use the same old dips from the grocery store. Try one of the creative, hearty dips below! 

- Cheri R. Leahy, RDN, CSOWM

Fresh Summer Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dish commonly served at breakfast that includes healthy staples, such as hearty vegetables, olive oil, and flavorful herbs. It is a great summer dish because it can highlight all those wonderful ingredients you have growing in the garden or that you found at your seasonal market. 

-Melissa Wadolowski, RD, LDN, CHC

Roasted Golden Beet and Arugula Salad

What better way to kick off summer than a nutrient-packed, golden beet salad fresh from the garden. Not only is this salad delicious, but it is also a powerhouse in the nutrition department; loaded with vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants.This salad can be a wonderful side dish or meal. 

Sara Madden, RDN

Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

Underneath the flavor of this sweet and hearty salsa are a bunch of nutritional benefits. Pineapple and red bell peppers both provide antioxidant properties. The addition of black beans contributes substantial fiber and protein, making it a great choice to fill you up. 

Melissa Parisi, RD

Peanut Butter Banana Chip Smoothie

This simple smoothie is a healthy twist on a classic. It's a great, on-the-go, quick meal option that can provide nourishment and cool you down on a hot summer day. 

- Andrea Bookoff, MS, RD

Chia Seed Pudding

This delicious, protein-rich and fiber-rich overnight pudding is a smart sweet treat for you and the kids.

 - Cheri Leahy, RDN, CSOWM

Roasted Beet Hummus

There are many healthy, savory snack alternatives to try out this summer, including a roasted beet hummus. Paired with either veggies or a flatbread, this snack is packed with nutrients. Beets are full of iron, fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. They are energizing and great for heart and kidney health! 

- Cheri Leahy, RDN, CSOWM

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