Good Nutrition is a Form of Alternative Medicine

Taking care of our bodies is an inside-out job, making what we eat as important as how we move our bodies. We’re quite lucky to be living in Arizona where fresh fruits and vegetables are available year ‘round. If you don’t like cooking, don’t worry. You can eat healthy at any number of eateries serving food made with local produce.

Local Produce in Arizona

The Arizona Farm Bureau consumer blog, Fill Your Plate, offers a variety of resources for healthy eating, including a list of in-season produce, recipes, and a guide to local farmers’ markets.

September in-season produce includes:

  • Apples
  • Arugula
  • Black-eyed peas
  • Chiles
  • Corn
  • Green beans
  • Herbs
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Summer & Winter squash
  • Sweet peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Local Eateries in Gilbert and Mesa Arizona

What we love about these eateries is that they are not only healthy dining options, they are locally (or regionally) owned and some even serve locally grown and/or organic food. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Salad and Go – What if you could go through a drive-thru and get fresh, healthy, local food? It’s not a dream. Salad and Go in Gilbert offers hormone-free chicken, local, organic produce, and a customer experience that will have you coming back for more.
  • Pita Jungle – Located Valleywide, this is the reliable, delicious, and healthy option for anyone looking for a new twist on Mediterranean food.

Whether you’re looking for your own healthy ingredients or a healthy dining experience, Arizona is THE place to be! Good nutrition is its own form of alternative medicine. Happy Healthy Eating!