Summer fruits and veggies are fresh and plentiful, so get ready to pack your plate with flavor and health! To help you get started, we’ve selected a few of our most popular summer cancer-protective recipes that beat the heat and fit into busy schedules.
Breakfast, snack or dessert this parfait delivers protein, fiber and cancer-fighting compounds like vitamin C and the phytochemical ellagic acid. Boost protein by subbing plain Greek style yogurt for the regular. Package up for an on-the-go breakfast, make ahead for afternoon snack or serve as a stunning dessert for summer parties. You can use whatever summer berries or fruit are available.
This quick and colorful main works for any meal. A veggie packed frittata is perfect for entertaining or a family meal. Here we use carotenoid rich kale and tomatoes, but choose any leafy green or summer veggie like squash or peppers.
Make sure your summer grilling features plenty of seasonal veggies. Grilled peppers and onion become sweet and soft – a perfect complement to lightly spiced shrimp. Fill most of your plate with veggies and other plant foods to keep calories low, which helps you stay a healthy weight, one important step for lower cancer risk.
Create a salad with a twist – toasted whole grain bread, grilled veggies and fresh fragrant basil. Serve with fish or a grilled veggie burger for a light and cancer-protective summer meal.
Get everyone cooking with a kid-friendly salad. The recipe calls for canned corn, but you can use fresh corn or thawed frozen corn, and any other fresh veggie on hand. Black beans pack protein and a whole host of cancer-fighting substances like fiber and flavonoids.