For most of us, the phrase “spring forward” means turning our clocks ahead an hour and losing an hour of sleep. But for many food lovers, it signals the appearance of spring produce waiting to be enjoyed at their peak freshness and ripeness.
Even though you can enjoy the taste of most fruits and vegetables year-round, there’s nothing like biting into a juicy strawberry in the spring. You also avoid paying a premium for food that has travelled a long way when you buy produce in season. While broccoli and green beans will likely be staples in your weekly grocery list, produce in season not only adds variety but gives your meals a vibrant look and boost of flavor.
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So enjoy that extra hour sunshine at the end of the day and explore some of Mother Nature’s goodness at its peak in meal plans such as Paleo, Clean Eating, Vegetarian and Mediterranean. Give any of them a try for free for 14 days!
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-Text by Mary Creel, RD