When I was growing up and going to the grocery store with my parents, the produce section was primarily filled with what was in season at that time of year. We happen to live in the NOW where almost everything is available all year round. There happen to be benefits to trying to eat more seasonally.
BENEFITS OF EATING SEASONALLY
Seasonal food is fresher, tastier and more nutritious than food consumed out of season. According to an online Seasonal Food Guide, 'unlike out of season produce which is harvested early in order to be shipped and distributed to your local retail store, crops picked at their peak of ripeness are also better tasting and full of flavor. What’s more, studies have shown that fruits and vegetables contain more nutrients when allowed to ripen naturally on their parent plant."
WHAT IS IN SEASON NOW?
IDEAS FOR SEASONAL RECIPES.
The reward for getting this far in my blog post are a ton of recipe links and ideas for how to use the amazing produce that is currently in season! Keep reading:
Asparagus: Air-fryer asparagus
Avocado: Avocado toast
Broccoli: Burnt broccoli
Carrots: Baby Carrots with hummus
Celery: Tuna salad
Collard Greens: Quick cooked greens
Garlic: Oven roasted garlic: Refrigerate and use in recipes
Kale: Best Kale Salad
Kiwifruit: Eat with a spoon as a snack
Lemons: Best Kale Salad
Lettuce: Base of any delicious salad
Onions: Oven Roasted
Peas: Pasta with Peas
Pineapples: Snack on pineapple pieces plain!
Radishes: Slice into salads for crunch
Spinach: Base of ANY and ALL Smoothies
Strawberries: Base of smoothies, top of your oatmeal, plain as a snack!
Swiss Chard: Garlicky Swiss Chard
Reach out if you want more ideas!!