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Spring is Here! - Eat Seasonally with our Printable Produce Calendar

As the chill of winter begins to fade and nature awakens with its vibrant colors and fragrant blooms, it's time to embrace the fresh bounty that spring has to offer. Spring is not only a season of renewal but also a time when our plates can reflect the vitality and freshness of the world around us.

spring picnic flowers and fruits

Transitioning to a seasonal diet that celebrates spring produce not only nourishes our bodies but also connects us to the rhythms of nature. In this article, we'll explore the delights of spring produce in the Northern Hemisphere and how to incorporate them into your diet for a healthful and delicious springtime experience.

1. Embrace the Greens

As the days lengthen and temperatures rise, leafy greens such as spinach, kale, arugula, and swiss chard flourish. These greens are not only packed with essential vitamins and minerals but also offer a refreshing crispness that complements lighter spring meals perfectly. Whether tossed into salads, blended into smoothies, or sautéed as a side dish, incorporating ample greens into your diet is a wonderful way to welcome the season and help transition from fat and heavy winter meals.

2. Celebrate the Crunch of Fresh Vegetables

Asparagus, peas, radishes, and fennel are among the stars of the spring produce scene. These vegetables lend themselves beautifully to a variety of dishes, from simple salads to hearty stir-fries. Their vibrant colors and distinct flavors add a burst of freshness to any meal. Try roasting asparagus with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt for a simple yet delicious side dish or toss fresh peas into pasta for a light and satisfying dinner.

3. Savor the Sweetness of Spring Fruits

Spring heralds the arrival of a cornucopia of sweet, juicy fruits that awaken the palate after the winter months. Strawberries, rhubarb, apricots, and cherries are just a few of the fruits that reach their peak during the spring season. Incorporating these fruits into your diet not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also provides a wealth of vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. Whether enjoyed fresh on their own, blended into smoothies, or baked into pies and tarts, spring fruits shine in every occasion.

4. Explore Herbs and Edible Flowers

Spring is a time of abundant growth, and this extends to herbs and edible flowers as well. Fresh herbs such as mint, parsley, chives, and cilantro thrive in the springtime, adding a burst of flavor and aroma to every dishe. Edible flowers such as nasturtiums, violets, and borage are not only beautiful but also add a subtle floral note to salads, desserts, and beverages. Experimenting with herbs and edible flowers is a wonderful way to elevate your culinary creations and infuse them with the essence of spring.

We've prepared a small Spring Produce Guide to help you out. Have a look:

printable spring seasonlly calendar produce

Get your printable Seasonally Calendar for Spring below!

seasonally calendar - spring - ballates
Download PDF • 1.72MB

Spring is time to blossom and shine. Use colors in your clothes and food. And for tips, recipes and more, get your "Easy Plant-Based Cuisine" copy on Amazon today.


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