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

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.
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Beets

Plant-Based Bomb Beet Burgers
A whole-food, plant-based beet black bean burger for the non-beet lovers. Yes, the patties are purple... No, they don't taste like beets!

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Bomb Beet Burgers

 

Plant-Based Beet Hummus
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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Beautiful Beet Hummus

 

 

 

Broccoli

Asian Peanut Broccoli Salad
This whole food, plant-based Asian-style broccoli salad with peanut sauce has a rich and bold flavor with a creamy texture.
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Asian Broccoli Salad

 

Plant-Based Veggie Pinwheel Roll-Ups
A mix of veggies and a cashew/tofu ranch sauce, all rolled up in a whole grain wrap to create a tasty finger-food!
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Plant-Based Veggie Pinwheel Roll-Ups

 

 

Cabbage

Plant-Based Simple Red Cabbage Coleslaw
An easy oil-free, plant-based red cabbage slaw with a creamy dressing made with cashews and maple syrup. Great for potlucks!
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Plant-Based Simple Red Cabbage Slaw

 

3-Step Thai Peanut Pasta Salad
A savory and nutty plant-based pasta salad with a Thai peanut twist packed with health-promoting ingredients. Whip this crowd-pleaser up in under 20 minutes.
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3-Step Thai Peanut Pasta Salad

 

 

Carrots

Fermented Carrots
Simple fermented carrots recipe, great for snacking! Just 4 ingredients and can be made in 5 to 10 days!
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Fermented Carrots

 

Sweet Sriracha Glazed Grilled Carrots
Grilled carrots with a sweet and spicy glaze.
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Sriracha Honey Glazed Grilled Carrots

 

 

Kale

3-Step Thai Kale Salad with Peanut Sauce
A whole-food, plant based Thai kale salad - no cooking involved. Chopped greens, carrots and onions topped with our popular savory Thai Peanut Sauce.
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3-Step Thai Kale Salad with Peanut Sauce

 

Kale Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing
Some of the healthiest foods on the planet come together to create this beautiful and bold kale salad with blueberry balsamic dressing.
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Kale Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

 

 

Lemons

Plant-Based Lemon Blueberry Oat Pancakes
Blend your own oat flour for these flavorful & plant-based lemon blueberry pancakes. A delightful breakfast treat!
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Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

 

Lemon Turmeric Plant-Based Energy Balls
A quick and satisfying breakfast, treat, or on-the-go snack with a sweet lemony flavor that packs a powerful anti-inflammatory punch. 
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Pineapple

Roasted Veggies and Pineapple Topped with Tahini Sesame Sauce
Savory vegetables and sesame tahini sauce meet sweet pineapple to create a delicious, nutritious, and filling Asian entree.
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Grapefruit Pineapple Smoothie
A quick and easy smoothie packed with nutrients! 
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Grapefruit Pineapple Smoothie

 

 

Spinach

Plant-Based Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip
Warm and creamy plant-based spinach artichoke dip with a cashew base and free of dairy. Great for parties or as a snack. Simply combine and bake!
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Plant-Based Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip

 

Rosemary Stuffed Mushrooms
Whole-food, plant-based rosemary stuffed mushrooms made with cashews, onion, garlic and spinach. A party-pleasing appetizer!
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Strawberries

Dairy-Free Refreshing Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie
A refreshing, nutrient-rich, dairy-free smoothie - great for breakfast or as a snack!
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Refreshing Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie

 

Delectable Dark Chocolate Covered Fruit
Dark chocolate covered bananas and strawberries that are simple yet elegant and healthier than most special occasion treats!
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 



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