There is nothing more delicious and more wholesome than fresh spring veggies. Whether you shop at your local farmers market, or a community grocery store, purchasing in-season produce offers the freshest tasting fruits and veggies you can buy, and are wallet-friendly to boot. What’s in season this spring? Add these ready-to-sprout veggies to your diet!
1. Asparagus (Crustless Asparagus Quiche)
This spring vegetable is both low in calories and rich in nutrients, which is an ideal combination. Looking for a new way to enjoy your fresh asparagus? Try our Skinny Cream of Asparagus Soup.
2. Beets (Roasted Beet Salad)
With their wealth of health benefits, including their ability to help cleanse the body, improve mental health, and boost energy, beets are rated by some as one of the world’s healthiest foods. To Showcase this spring vegetable try our Slow Cooker Beets with Creamy Goat Cheese Sauce.
3. Carrots (Quinoa and Vegetable Stir-Fry)
Carrots are an amazing source of vitamin A and other essential nutrients that have been proven to reduce the risk of various cancers. Eat them raw on their own, either way they’re a sweet snack that satisfies that need for a crunchy bite.
4. Artichokes (Artichoke & Spinach Penne Casserole)
If you’re looking for a nutrient-packed vegetable, think artichokes! They’re high in fiber, and a great source of minerals like magnesium and complex B vitamins, vitamin C, plus a variety of other nutrients. Add our Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto to this week’s meal plan for a yummy spring dish.
5. Radishes (Radish Chutney)
Radishes and their greens provide an excellent source of vitamin C as well as calcium. Fall in love with radishes and try our flavorful Citrus and Spinach Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing.
6. Peas (Cumin Scented Lentil and Split Pea Soup)
Did you know just ¾ cup of peas has more protein than an egg? In addition to being rich in protein, peas also offer fiber and plenty of vitamin C. To reap all of the wonderful benefits of this seasonal veggie, try this recipe for Pea and Avocado Dip.
7. Spring Greens (Individual Egg and Spinach Bowl)
Don’t forget the variety of tasty greens that sprout this time of year! Look for greens like arugula, mustard greens, and dandelion, as well as lettuce, spinach, chervil, and watercress. For a recipe packed with spring greens, try our Strawberry and Avocado Salad with a Strawberry Balsamic Dressing.
While spring brings warmer weather and blooming flowers, it also brings fresh spring produce for your enjoyment. Add seasonal vegetables like asparagus, radishes, and peas to your shopping list and enjoy the new season in delicious style.
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