Take Your Spring Eating Routine from Drab to FAB

Take Your Spring Eating Routine from Drab to FAB

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It’s very common to eat a little heavier during the colder months. So things like soup, meat and potatoes, comfort foods like casserole typically have the spotlight because they keep our bellies full and bodies warm. However, now that warmer months are officially here, you’re probably starting (or ready) to make some adjustments to your spring eating habits.

During spring and heading into summer, you’ll probably find yourself wanting to eat slightly lighter fare. You might also start finding yourself craving more fruits and vegetables, especially if you see them looking very fresh at the produce store. One of the best things about this time of year is that fruits and vegetables truly take the stage and allow us to enjoy their ripe flavors either right out of the carton or to add to our favorite spring recipes. Not sure what’s in-season or what you should incorporate into your spring diet? Here’s a list of some popular spring fruits and vegetables that are in season:

Spring Fruits

  • Apricots
  • Cherries
  • Mangoes
  • Pineapples

Spring Vegetables

  • Avocados
  • Asparagus
  • Artichokes
  • Carrots
  • Leeks
  • Morel Mushrooms
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach

Now that you know what to look for and add to your shopping cart, you might be stuck wondering HOW to cook with more fruits and vegetables. It’s a common hurdle that people face and can be a big factor to not eating as healthy or fresh as you should be. Here are some great ways to add more fruits to your diet:

Boost your breakfast by adding fruit or vegetables. Whether you like oatmeal, cereal, smoothie bowls, protein smoothies, pancakes or toast… the options are endless when it comes to ways to add fruit to your breakfast. If you’re an egg-eater, it’s very easy to add some peppers, broccoli, onions or mushrooms to veggie-boost your dish. Be creative and mix it up so you don’t get bored of your healthy morning routine.

Prepare healthy fruit or vegetable snacks. This is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to add healthy fruit and veggies into your daily eating. It might take a short amount of time to get your snacks prepared because you’ll be washing, dicing and separating them into containers. However, you’ll be thanking yourself when the time comes for a snack and you’ve already made convenient healthy options to grab.

Start with a salad. If you can get into the habit of starting your lunch and/or dinner meals with a salad, you will be setting yourself up for success! Not only does having a salad increase your nutrient intake, but it also helps you fill up on the healthy stuff instead of the not-as-healthy food.

 

Ready to get cooking? Check out these delicious and spring-inspired healthy recipes!

 

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