Shore to city, San Diego neighborhoods pride themselves on healthy, eclectic and popular farmers markets. There, you can stock up on produce staples, or dare to try something new — sourced locally for the freshest fare.
With summer upon us, we asked four dietitians to share their seasonal favorites. More importantly, we asked how to prep them for a tasty, wholesome meal.
3 easy ways to eat a mango
Nothing says summer like a sweet, tropical mango. Just one cup of chopped mango provides 100 percent of your daily dose of vitamin C. From salsa and skewers to smoothies and salads, this versatile fruit goes a long way.
3 easy ways to eat an artichoke
Artichokes are one of the oldest known foods, dating back to ancient Greece. They’re also delicious and nutritious — and a little bit intimidating. Go beyond the spiky petals with these tips from our Sharp dietitian.
3 easy ways to eat snow peas
These delicate pea pods are meant to be eaten before they are ripe. They also deliver 60 percent of your recommended daily vitamin C. A staple of many Asian dishes, snow peas are a great addition to salads, stir-fries and grilled skewers.
3 easy ways to eat eggplant
This mighty, meaty fruit (yes, it’s a fruit, of the nightshade variety) is bursting with health benefits. Perfect for summer outdoor grilling as a meatless alternative, eggplant is also easy to include in side dishes and appetizers. Eggplant thrives in warm weather, which makes it a great crop for the San Diego region.