Bell peppers are a perfect way to make your plate more colorful, coming in green, red, orange and yellow. They should start showing up at your local farmers market in July and stick around through September, but they're available year round at most groceries.
These sweet peppers are chuck full of antioxidants like Vitamin A and C – you're covered for your daily recommended intake for all three with just a cup of chopped bell peppers. How many calories in that cup? Only 45!
So, how can you use these peppers? They add great crunch and color to salads, and a savory sweetness to any stir fry. If you're grilling this summer, slide some bell peppers onto your kabobs or make some peppers and onions to add to your burgers. Bell peppers are tasty enough on their own too, and make a perfect low-calorie snack with a satisfying crunch.