The last days of summer are filled with farmers markets and long afternoons spent wandering through them. Yesterday was no exception, as I meandered through the Brentwood farmers market, amidst the stands of overflowing buckets of Sunflowers and Dahlias, I smelled the most amazing waft of strawberries. As I followed my nose to the source of this deliciousness I came upon a table full of crates of organic strawberries. Never in my life have a smelt something so sweet and recognizable! Needless to say I had to buy a few crates. Strawberries are my FAVE and they happen to be very good for you too! Strawberries offer Folate, Potassium, Vitamin C and Manganese. They also have a Glycemic load of about 3, which is very low on the Glycemic Index and therefore a great sugar to include in your diet!

I also had to buy basil and organic grape tomatoes, which I added to my egg whites this AM and they were amazing! Buying local is a great way to support the community and farmers, but its also a good way to eat and stay healthy. Oh and don’t forget the sunflowers!