Watermelon is a heavyweight in the nutrient department. A standard serving (about 2 cups) has one-third of a day’s vitamins A and C, a nice shot of potassium, and a healthy dose of lycopene for only 90 fat-free, salt-free calories. And when they’re in season, watermelons are often locally grown, which means they may have a smaller carbon footprint than some other fruits.
- Butternut Squash
Steam a sliced squash or buy peeled, diced butternut squash that’s ready to go into the oven, a stir-fry, or a soup. It’s an easy and satisfying way to get lots of vitamins A and C and fiber.