We are making some delicious meals from the fresh produce available now in August. Our Grilled Shrimp Kabobs incorporate fresh garlic, summer squash, onions and peppers – a pretty “rainbow” of healthy nutrition. You can interchange green or yellow summer squash (unpeeled to receive the most health benefits); cherry or grape tomatoes (packed with vitamins A and C as well as calcium, potassiumand lycopene); onions (can’t say enough about the health benefits of onions – vitamins C and B6, iron and potassium; they’re anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and act as antihistamines); and either red, orange or yellow bell peppers (loaded with vitamin C).
Speaking of peppers, did you know that red, orange and yellow peppers are simply fully ripened green bell peppers? The sugar content increases as peppers mature, making colored peppers sweeter than green peppers. You will find more recipes and information on different pepper varieties in our book, Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World®.
If you’re wondering about what kind of shrimp to purchase, here is an informative article from Organic Consumers Association. As always, we encourage our readers to read the labels to ensure the integrity of the food you are purchasing.