Why should you eat vegetables and fruits in season? Plenty of reasons including the fact that veggies and fruits in season are more nutritious, more tasty, and that it’s easier on your wallet than their non-season counterparts! Since it’s officially Spring, here are 10 veggies and 10 fruits that are in season, along with some yummy recipes to try!
Carrots are in season and a great way to add to pot roasts or as a side. Need more reason to eat carrots? They are good for your eye health! Try this Maple Glazed Baby Carrots recipe from Healing and Eating, if you are looking for a yummy recipe.
Technically… avocados aren’t veggies (they’re scientifically a fruit) but I guess to me, I don’t usually eat them like they are a fruit, so I am including them on this list (I know, I’m nuts). I love avocado’s so it’s hard to choose just a few to list! But try my Avocado Deviled Eggs, or Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Avocado if you like avocados too!
Yes, I know you can get lettuce all year round… but lettuce is the best in Spring. They make great paleo taco wraps… I mean, just check out this Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Paleo ‘Peanut’ Sauce from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen!
6. Collard Greens
As mentioned before, I’m from the Atlanta… and here in the South, we like collard greens! Okay, maybe not all of us, but I sure do (goes deliciously with some BBQ!) Check out this Easy Collard Greens with Bacon from Meatified.
Scallions (or aka green onions) is another great way to flavor your food. Chop them up and sprinkle them on anything… such as these Baked Eggs in Ham Cups!
I don’t eat beets much, but seeing as it is in season and I just found this awesome Oven Roasted Beet Chips from Civilized Caveman Cooking….. I might just start!
I have found a great Spring salad recipe for this… as it combines 2 veggies in season! Both beets and arugula, here’s an Apple, Beet, and Arugula Salad from Paleo Cupboard.
I guess it’s more unusual to just eat onions by itself than not, but onions are very healthy for you and a great way to flavor your food… I use it in this Easy Coconut Curry Chicken recipe (one of my faves!)
Eat these fruits in Spring! I don’t think I need to provide recipes for these… but if you want some, I can hook you up…just navigate yourself to the contact for and let me know!
By the way… You might want to check out which vegetables and fruits you should definitely buy organic (hint: some more importantly than others)! I wrote all about it here.
[photo credit: asparagus and tomatoes, spring fruits]