Amp up your SPF with the help of a summery superfood menu! Your fridge and pantry are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and other good things that can help block UVA rays, protect skin, and even ease sunburns. Check out the slideshow below to see the best recipes for all those sunny days ahead: beat-the-heat drinks, crunchy carrot chips, and even a new way to toast the morning!

Peppers, Please!

The perks of these Chicken Quinoa Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers from Well Plated are plentiful: there’s no oven involved, they’re quick and easy to prepare, and they’ve got great flavor. And just like carrots, bell peppers (especially red ones) are rich in beta-carotene which can help shield us from sunburn. Pro tip: Think of beta-carotene consumption as a marathon, not a sprint—the longer you chow down, the better the effect. Get the recipe here.

photo: Erin of Well Plated

Which recipe will you try this summer? Share with us in a Comment below!

—Abigail Matsumoto