Seasonal Living: Spring Foods

If you’re looking for some cooking inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve pulled together a list of seasonal fruits and veggies and some ideas for spring dishes. Also check out the Pinterest board Seasonal Living: Spring Foods for more recipe ideas and inspiration to elevate your plate this season.

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Seasonal Living: Spring Foods

What’s in season?

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Fava Beans
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Mangoes
  • Peas
  • Pineapples
  • Potatoes
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Turnips

Seasonal Living: Spring Foods – 3 Current faves

Asparagus

Asparagus is a recent obsession of mine so I’m excited this veggie is popping up in the farmer’s market. It’s rich in potassium and low in sodium, which helps your body achieve proper electrolyte balance and works to reduce bloating. Summer bodies on point! This yummy veggie is also a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K.

How to Best Eat It: You can prepare asparagus pretty easily. I like to drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt, pepper, and a little Parmesan cheese.

Apricots

I usually start seeing these at the Farmer’s market in May, but stumbled upon some this past weekend. Apricots are full of vitamin A (so good for your skin) and potassium. When you don’t have enough potassium, it can make your body hold onto water, resulting in weight gain. I know I’ve been mentioning this a lot, but I’m a few weeks from Hangout and I’m basically only packing shorts and bikini tops. Mama is going need all the anti-bloat help she can get. However, besides flushing out that extra water weight, potassium also keeps your metabolism running high.

How to Best Eat It: Apricot jam – hello! I’ve got some other cool ideas on the Pinterest board, but you can add them to your salad or add some chopped apricots in your pancake batter.

Fava Beans

I don’t think I knew what a fava bean was last year. However, I think I was reading about some ways to get additional protein in your diet and found some interesting and simple recipes. Fava beans contain a high concentration of thiamin, vitamin K, vitamin B6, selenium, and magnesium, they’re a great source of lean protein with a whopping 10 grams per cup. Protein isn’t just for only building muscles. It increases the feelings of fullness, and helps your body retain its muscle while scorching fat to increase your weight loss. Sounds like a win to me!

How to Best Eat It: A lot of people add them to salads, but the first recipe I tried paired them with salmon and my mouth couldn’t have been happier.

Do you have any favorite foods for spring? Share your recipes with me below!

Donni Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

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