Today’s guest post comes from Kath the blogger behind Kath Eats Real Food. As a registered dietitian her nutrition-focused posts keeps eating and blogging her way through life.

Vegetable Showcase

Hello Virginia! I’m here to celebrate summer with you. Raise your hand if you’re happy summer produce is here! I look forward to heirloom tomatoes all year-long, and I can’t get enough okra, especially when it’s baked in a crunchy crust. Luckily my husband and I are growing both in our garden this year.


Here are five vegetarian recipes I can’t wait to make this summer:

Tomato + Bean Pizza For One

Heirlooms are the star and beans provide creamy protein. Add some fresh basil as well.
Strawberry Basil Pasta Salad

Put more basil into your meals with some summer strawberries and tender greens in this pesto-y pasta salad.
Better Than Fried Okra

This is a healthier version of the South’s favorite fried okra. Cornmeal and a hot oven give you a crispy outside and a tender mushy-in-a-good-way inside.

Have too many tomatoes and cucumbers? This is the best way to eat ‘em!
Eggplant Pizzas

Eggplant is another summer superstar and is hearty enough to fill you up. Cheese and tomato sauce make mini pizza rounds.