The how and why of eating a whole food, plant-based diet
Spring: What’s In Season Guide & Recipes
Much of the year quality strawberries can be hard to come by and expensive. However, this time of year every grocery seems to have tons of beautiful strawberries that taste amazing.. and they’re on sale! What a great time to make all your favorite strawberry recipes and snack on strawberries every chance you get! ???
This is what it means to eat in season. Just like strawberries, all produce has a time of the year when it’s “in season.” Eating foods in season allows for peak ripeness and maximum nutrient content because there’s less travel time for the food to get from the field to your plate. (Have you ever had a watermelon in December?? Not good.?) Also, eating in season is easier on the wallet because there’s more available and it doesn’t have to travel from halfway around the world. Win-win!
To guide you in eating in season this spring, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes featuring in season spring produce. This is based on what’s in season here in the Midwest. Much of this produce may be in season for you too, but of course this can vary based on where you live.
Avocado Quinoa Salad
A quick & easy, nutrient-packed, oil-free salad. Simply toss together veggies, quinoa, avocado, spices, black beans, and enjoy as a meal or side.
A beautiful 2-step beet hummus for non-beet lovers that can me made in less than 10 minutes. Oil-free and flavored with garlic, lemon and tahini. Great for dipping veggies, topping salads and spreading on sandwiches.
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