Spring has arrived, and with it has come the annual plethora of bright, seasonal vegetables. Grocery stores and farmers markets are filled with a sea of green goodness: Huge bunches of arugula, asparagus, and baby spinach look so tempting, taste wonderful, and are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Spring is peak season for so many of our favorite ingredients. These natural, nutritional powerhouses are at their most beneficial to your health when they’re eaten in season. By buying these delicious fruits and vegetables in the coming weeks, you’ll be packing your diet full of tasty, healthy, fresh produce without even having to try.
Unlike the more unusual superfoods, such as chia and matcha, which can be a little challenging to incorporate into your diet, you probably didn’t even realize quite how nutritious these superfoods are that you were already eating. These scientifically recommended foods will boost your mood, energy, immune system, and memory. With a few simple reminders of what exact ingredients you should be looking out for this spring, you’ll be able to add them to your meals with absolutely no problem.
Spring is the perfect time of year to throw a dinner party: Celebrate the warmer weather, the longer days, and the fantastic local produce. Thanks to all the nutritious greens that are so widely available, it’s so easy to host a dinner party that isn’t overwhelmingly rich and unhealthy, but is still delicious, and makes the most of these wonderful spring superfoods. Start your meal with classic steamed artichokes, followed by a vibrant pearl barley risotto with asparagus, watercress, and pecorino, and end with adorable mini strawberry cheesecakes, for a superfood-packed dinner party.