Reasons to Eat Seasonally this Spring
There are many reasons to east seasonally this Spring, but let’s look at three. If you are trying to eat healthier, purchasing fruits and vegetables during their peak seasons not only saves money but also maximizes nutrition. You will probably enjoy in season fruits and vegetables more, as they tend to taste better at their peak. More delicious fruits and veggies also means getting your family to eat them will be easier.
3 Reasons to Eat Seasonally this Spring
- April: Spring has sprung with veggies such as artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and lettuce. Pineapples and rhubarb are also in season. April is a great month to explore new recipes and ways to prepare classic vegetables. It might also be a great month to try out a rhubarb pie!
- May: Spring’s bounty is in full bloom with delicious fruits like cherries, strawberries, mangoes and apricots. Fruit is a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth, and a easy snack to pack. Cut mangoes up ahead of time, and portion out cherries, berries and apricots to take with you. Zucchini, spring peas and Swiss chard are also in season.
- June: Start summer off right with blueberries, cantaloupe, peaches and watermelon. Many local farms offer pick your own blueberries, peaches and melons. Picking your own fruit gets kids excited about eating produce. Corn, lettuce and kiwi are also in season.
There are many other reasons to east seasonally. Eating seasonally gives us an opportunity to explore new foods and recipes. Make it a family effort, and ask kids to contribute ideas. Finding a local farm or farm market will also help you eat seasonally, as you will see what produce is available as it is ripe. For more healthy eating ideas, contact KareBoost Health or set up a FREE consultation with Dr. Karen.
Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach