One of the best ways to save a buck in the summer is to take advantage of all the great seasonal vegetables and fruits. Although I love summer for so many reasons, I get especially excited for the summer months because some of my favorite in season produce gets cheaper and I can make awesome salads and other recipes. Loading up on produce like avocados, berries, corn, cauliflower, cucumbers, and summer squash while it’s in its prime will slash your grocery bill so you can spend the cash on bigger, better things – like a new swim suit or theme park admission tickets. Here are some gluten free dessert recipes, side dishes and more to use up those fruits and veggies you just saved so much money on!
12 Gluten Free Recipes Using In Season Produce
Budget Friendly Berry Recipes
Who can resist a 2 for $5 or similar deal on berries? If you’re like me you take advantage of summer berry deals every time, so use them to make some awesome desserts, breakfast or jams.
Baked Oatmeal – Give your oatmeal an instant face lift.
Gluten Free Berry Banana Bread – Another always cheap ingredient: bananas!
Gluten Free Berry Crisp – This berry crisp uses rolled oats.
Summertime Berry Salad – This salad has bursts of juicy, sweet flavor.
Super Summer Squash Recipes
Summer squash is a great vegetable to get at farmer’s markets. Since it’s easy to grow a lot of it, zucchini and other summer squash are typically cheap even if they’re local.
Vegetarian Gluten Free Zucchini Bake – This cheesy egg bake is perfect for brunch.
Gluten Free Zucchini Bread – Turn your summer squash into something sweet.
Gluten Free Zucchini Fries – Best. Ever. Try them today.
Chickpea and Zucchini Fritters – These are yummy any time of the day.
Cash Saving Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower is a little more expensive than its twin broccoli, but can be used for so many creative recipes. Mashed, blended or chopped, this vegetable is not one to be looked over.
Gluten Free Cauliflower Pizza Base – Who knew pizza could be this healthy?
Cauliflower Soup – White cheddar adds flavor to this light soup.
Cheesy Cauliflower Bake – Cauliflower, cheese, bacon. Need we say more?
Healthy Macaroni and Cheese – Pack some veggies in your mac and cheese.
Want more gluten free summer recipes? Here’s our favorite 19 Light Summer Dinners.
What summer fruit or vegetable do you get most excited for?
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