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What’s in Season; Spring 2018

It’s Important to Eat Seasonally as Much as Possible

By eating what’s in season, you are getting the most nutrition for your buck and the most. Fruits and vegetables that are in season are reasonably priced, provide the most nutrition, are less-likely to be tampered with in terms of additives and preservatives.

 

Spring is the Perfect Time to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet

The farmers markets are bursting with colors and freshness and gorgeousness. If you don’t usually go to an outdoor market this time of year, you really have to try it… it will make your day!

Spring is Finally Here! So, What’s Good to Eat?

  • Apricots
  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Cherries
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Fava Beans
  • Fennel
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Fiddlehead Ferns
  • Herbs
  • Kiwis
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Morels
  • New Potatoes
  • Peas
  • Pea Shoots
  • Radishes
  • Ramps
  • Rhubarb
  • Spring Onions
  • Squash Blossoms
  • Strawberries
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips

Okay, so if you are like me and you go out and buy way too much spring produce as soon as it becomes available, you need to come up with some awesome things to make with your haul.

 

Here’s What I’ll be Making with My in Season Vegetables

For a quick weeknight dinner, I’ll be making this decadent-tasting Creamy Mint Avocado Pasta.

Squash blossoms (also called zucchini flowers) have a very small window at the farmer’s market, but when I see them, I will grab them and make these deliciously delicate sautéed squash blossoms. They are the perfect side dish to accompany fish.

And, just because… well…. pasta is king…. I’ll be making this Chickpea Penne with Arugula Pesto.

If you’ve never used cauliflower to thicken your smoothie, there’s no better time to try it than during strawberry season with this Strawberry Cauliflower Smoothie.

These beets are so sweet! This recipe for Pomegranate Glazed Beets is how I got the people in my house who thought beets tasted “like grass” to love them.

See You at the Market

The next time you are at the market, take a list of seasonal vegetables with you, and stop and take a look at them. I bet you’ll see that they look fresher and brighter than the out of season produce. Buy some of the good stuff. Then message me… I’d love to help you figure out what to do with your haul.

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