Friday, April 12, 2019

Spring Time Eating

Spring Time Eating:

As we all know, eating seasonally is very important. Food is tastier and fresher and even more nutritious in during the Spring. Foods that are in season are packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It’s time to take advantage of all the fruits and vegetables that spring has to offer.  Here are some of my favorite fruits and vegetables that are now in season. There are so many to choose from:

 Fruits - Apricots, mangos, pineapples, honeydew, cantaloupe, cherries

 Vegetables- Artichoke, Asparagus beans, lettuce greens, carrots, beets

Besides eating seasonal. Here are some other tips to eating for spring:

Lighten up your meals, stay away from heavy carbs such as rice and bread.
Make a seasonal salad day with lettuces like romaine, bib, butter, mesclun, and spring veggies such as carrots, snap peas, asparagus, fennel and radish.

Use herbs like chives, tarragon, scallions, mint and dill and bright, lemony notes with spices like sumac and nigella seeds.

Blend up a springtime pesto with arugula, mint, lemon zest, walnuts and parmesan and use it in salads, on steamed veggies and with lean proteins.

Happy Spring Eating !!!

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