Spring represents a time of renewal. The plants around us shed their protective layers of soil and emerge radiantly and colorfully. We get rid of our puffy coats and long pants and show off our toned legs and beautiful smiles. It’s a time to emerge as your best self, filled with warmth, laughter, and cheer.
And because part of being your best self is eating whole, fresh foods that nourish you, a new excitement emerges: the introduction of in-season spring produce! Farmers markets teem with springtime greens: asparagus, snap peas, and spinach emerge in all their jade glory. Citrus fruits, radishes, and other tart yet sweet pieces act as a delicious accent to nearly any meal. The fresh opportunities are endless when spring produce comes into view.
While the natural world undergoes a period of renewal, it’s time that your diet underwent one, too. How will you introduce spring produce into your daily diet this season? Many of spring’s wonders are easily transferrable between soups, salads, sandwiches, and even healthy desserts.
We also acknowledge that with the emergence of warm weather comes the desire to be outside as much as possible – not hanging out in the kitchen cooking. That’s why we’ve put together five recipes that make the most of spring farmers market produce – without more than 15 minutes of prep time involved. All of these options are also packable, making them perfect for on-the-go meals that don’t keep you tied down to your desk, home, or kitchen.
Wrap up one of these recipes this week in a Tupperware, head out the door, and enjoy the spring weather! We know you deserve it.
- Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie from Minimalist Baker
- Chickpea Salad Wraps with Avocado Dill Sauce from Love and Lemons
- Strawberry Bread from Two Peas and their Pod
- Spring Vegetable Flatbread by Bev Cooks
- Simple Goat Cheese and Egg Toasts with Peas and Dill from Cookie and Kate
Which recipe did you try this week? We’d love to hear how it went!