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Spring Foods That Help People Eat Seasonally

When the weather starts to warm up and buds start to pop up in your garden, it can only mean one thing — springtime has arrived. And when it comes to food choices, naturally, many of us get excited about taking advantage of all of the produce that spring has to offer. So, if you are ready to start including a serving of sunshine on your plate, rejoice in the seasonal change and start stocking up on the produce options that we haven’t enjoyed during the chillier months.

Which Foods Are In Season During The Spring?

Over the colder winter months, we get used to including heartier produce like potatoes and rutabaga. But once Springtime arrives, we get to enjoy a bit more variety of fresh herbs, veggies, and even some sweet and juicy berries.

Here are some delicious seasonal produce picks to consider adding to your plate this spring.

Fruit: 

  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Lemons
  • Kiwi
  • Grapefruit
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Apricots
  • Kumquats

Veggies:

  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Leeks
  • Artichokes
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Chard
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Turnips

Herbs

  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Chives
  • Green onion
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Dill

Among the sea of springtime choices we fortunately have, here are some seasonal superstars that can elevate any springtime dish.

Asparagus
There aren’t many ways to make a dish scream Springtime other than adding some stalks of asparagus to your dishes. Whether you enjoy it steamed, grilled, or sauteed, these seasonal veggies go well in a slew of recipes, from pastas to fish dishes to even stir fries. And since these veggies are a natural source of many important nutrients, including fiber, vitamin K, and folate, including them as much as you can is a natural choice.

Spring Peas
Spring peas can add a gorgeous green color to salads, rice dishes, and many other dishes. These veggies are chock-full of nutrients like vitamin A, fiber, plant-based protein, and healthy carbs.

Strawberries
Springtime brings us a wide variety of colors. And nothing screams Springtime more than seeing bright red berries, like strawberries, on your plate. As a source of nutrients like vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber, these fruits are a sweet and juicy choice that should be enjoyed all season long. Pro tip: Dip them in chocolate for a decadent and nutrient-dense treat.

Spring Onions
No matter whether you call them a spring onion, scallion, or a green onion, adding this springtime veggie to your dishes can give them a natural seasonal flavor. Add them to you springtime soups, toss them into your stir fry, or include them in your salads to enjoy this versatile and nutritious food for months.

Spring Produce For A Nourishing Season

Adding healthy springtime foods to your dishes is simple with a little know-how, and doing so can add a boost of nutrition and natural flavor to your dishes over the next few months. From pasta sauces made with fresh herbs to satisfying salads topped with fresh berries, the opportunities to include produce in your diet is limitless.

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