Each season comes with its own beautiful bounty of fruits and vegetables. From peaches in the summer to squash in the fall, there’s no shortage of delicious and colorful produce to include on our plates. Seasonal eating is delicious, nutritious, and sustainable with a number of benefits for you and your family!
Benefits of Seasonal Eating
You may be wondering what switching to eating seasonally can do for you and your family. Here are a few reasons as to why eating seasonally can be very beneficial:
Where to Find Seasonal Produce?
If this is your first time to try eating seasonally, you may be wondering where to find seasonal produce in your area! Here are some tips on finding and buying seasonal produce:
March Seasonal Produce
With the transition into springtime, there are so many delicious fruits and vegetables that are in season! Here are some of the seasonal produce for March:
Recipes Using Spring Produce
Even if you are familiar with a particular fruit or vegetable, you may not know how to make it. Seasonal eating is a great way to get more creative in the kitchen and use the fruits and vegetables in new ways!
Our Kale Chip Recipe are a delicious seasonal snack that you can make and munch on during March! You can add whatever seasoning you would like to your chips, whether it's a little salt or a little bit of spice. Kale is full of nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and magnesium and is also packed with powerful antioxidants. By eating this crispy snack, you are feeding your circulatory and digestive systems, as well as your brain, bones, and muscles!
This California Veggie Wrap Recipe includes 4 of March’s seasonal produce - lettuce, spinach, carrot, and avocado! This is the perfect recipe to make to celebrate those delicious veggies in their freshest form. Like the kale chips, these veggie wraps are full of vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants that are super nourishing and will help keep all of your body systems healthy and strong!
You don’t have to eat skittles to taste the rainbow! This Orange Chicken Stir-Fry is a healthy take on Chinese takeout and is filled with spring veggies that are both colorful and delicious.
Carrots and Snow Peas are high in Vitamin K, which supports strong bones. This stir fry is easy and takes less than twenty minutes to prepare. See if your kids can name all of the colors in this tasty dish!
We'd love to see how you use your Spring produce. Leave us a comment below and let us know about your tasty creations! Don't forget to follow along on social media for more recipe and tips.
If you peek outside your window, you may see that the sun is out and the flowers are starting to bloom. This only means one thing - Spring is finally on its way here! As we transition into the new season, you may be looking for a new outdoor activity for your little ones. One popular spring outdoor activity for the whole family is gardening!
HealthStart is here to give you the Gardening 101 rundown to help your family in starting your garden journey: