IN SEASON: Spring

I feel mildly safe saying that I think Spring is finally here to stay (as I cross my fingers hoping we don’t get another freak snow storm). With Spring comes a change in the weather, our diets, and our mindsets. While Winter is a time to slow down, recharge, and repair, Spring is a time when we stretch our legs and come alive again in a sense. Personally, I thrive in warm, sunny weather, and Spring is always a time of increased energy, more activity, and a planning time for the upcoming Summer months.

Spring also offers us a variety of new foods that weren’t in season over the Winter. The neat thing about nature is that it knows what foods we need to prepare for certain seasons. The foods that become in season in the Spring aid in cleansing and detoxing the body naturally to prepare for the more active seasons ahead. In the Winter, the foods that are available to us are warming and grounding foods, such as root vegetables, squashes, apples, and kale. Summer provides cooling and hydrating foods, like watermelon and cucumbers. I like to think of Spring foods as always very green, on the bitter side, almost like health tonics for our bodies.

I have listed below some of the fruits and vegetables that we will find more and more in our grocery stores. Try incorporating some of these different foods into your diets this season! I am personally trying out some new recipes to share with you guys that have some of these vegetables and fruits as the star. Stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy the new selection at the stores, and honestly, aren’t  plants so beautiful? I LOVED taking the photos for this post. Food that we put into our bodies should be vibrant, colorful, and beautiful. Enjoy!

Vegetables

  • artichokes
  • asparagus
  • arugula
  • broccoli
  • butter lettuce
  • chives
  • collard greens
  • dandelion greens
  • fennel
  • green beans
  • peas
  • rhubarb
  • spinach
  • spring onions
  • sorrel
  • watercress

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Fruits

  • strawberries
  • pineapple
  • mangos
  • limes
  • honeydew
  • apricots

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xEm

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