How about Springing into the Sweet Life by eating seasonally. Eating seasonally is one of the best ways to improve your health and expand the delicious options of flavorful foods on your plate.
Some of the most delicious foods are plucked from the garden in April. If you want to start to Eat More Plants, Spring is a great time to create a new healthy habit that you can even keep up for the rest of the year.
Strawberries, apricots, honeydew, mango, oranges, and pineapples are some of the most popular fruits that are naturally ripe during spring.
I love to mix and match my fruits and vegetables so I created this Strawberry Spinach crunch salad. This is a firm favorite in all my cooking demonstrations.
Spinach and strawberries are a combination that makes an awesome spring salad! Here is one of my favorite recipes, Strawberry Spinach Crunch!
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Here are other vegetables that are springing up all over the place: asparagus, artichokes, chard, broccoli, collard greens, fennel, mustard greens, peas, pea pods, rhubarb and Vidalia onions.
Want some bean options to round out your plate? Fava beans, green beans and snow peas are wonderful options that you can pick up at your grocery store or, even better, your local farmer’s market!
Did you say that salads are your thing? Lettuces are abundant too as try some of these wonderful varieties: Belgian endive, butter lettuce, Manoa lettuce, red leaf lettuce, spring baby lettuce and radicchio. If you want to experiment with your green thumb, then grow your own! Seeds are super cheap and you can grow them in your backyard or even in containers.
While you are trying your hand at gardening throw some herbs into the mix. Herbs are a fantastic way to incorporate additional nutrients into your meals. Chives, mint and scallions are great choices to add flavor.
Are you super excited about increasing your fruits and veggies? Then join my 7-day eat more plants challenge. Sign up now.
To Your One Sweet Life,