Spring is the perfect season to follow frigid winter. The snow melts, the sky turns a vibrant shade of fresh blue, flowers pop, blades of grass become your new favorite scent, and farmer’s markets thrive. Creating spring dinner recipes using the season’s sensational produce is sure to add a level of excitement, but guess what will make it even better?
Inviting your friends out of hibernation to come over and enjoy your spring-inspired recipes.
Not only will your guests have some serious eye candy as a bounty of fresh vegetables and fruits bring life to your dish, but you’ll be giving them loads of nutrition in every bite.
Spring’s asparagus is a good source of fiber, and contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Apricots are packed with Vitamin A, which helps in the enhancement of vision, among other things.
Radicchio is a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains high levels of antioxidants and plant phytonutrients. Snap peas and fennel are high in vitamin C, which boosts immunity. Mangos are rich in tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid which help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.
Swiss chard is an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C, as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and dietary fiber. And artichokes are low-calorie, high-fiber, immunity-boosting powerhouses.
So while you get to give the gift of health to your guests, they get to be treated to delicious meals that incorporate in-season produce for food that’s as fresh as it gets.