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!

Cool as a Carrot

Take a nutritional cue from Bugs Bunny! Carrots are one of the major sources of beta-carotene, which helps protect the skin against the free radical damage caused from sun exposure. These Crispy Baked Carrot Chips from Running to the Kitchen go great with poolside lunches or BBQ spreads. Make them sweet, make them spicy, just don’t expect them to last long! Get the recipe here.

photo: Running to the Kitchen

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

—Abigail Matsumoto