One way to make healthy eating a lot more affordable is by purchasing produce that is in season. These fruits and veggies are not only a lot more fresh and flavorful, but they are also priced well since they don’t have to be flown in from other countries. Eating in season keeps your menu on a rotation so you will not tire of ingredients. When you cook the same two veggies year round, it won’t take you long to get sick of them and never want to look their way again. But choosing your ingredients based on what’s in season will keep things fresh and ever-changing so you don’t get bored in the kitchen.
Here are a few of my favorite items that are in season this spring…
Asparagus. Not all people love asparagus, but it can taste amazing when you prepare it in the right way. Asparagus is in season from March through June, so this is the time you’ll be able to find it in abundance and enjoy the most flavorful tastes during the harvest.
Cherries. Cherries are harvested during spring and early summer, which makes them perfect for a spring fruit salad or a dessert you prepare for those spring evenings.
Artichokes. Artichokes are not a vegetable that you probably cook with every day, so you should see this spring as your opportunity to experiment. Artichoke season is from March to June, so be sure to pick up some artichokes while you still can.
Strawberries. This sweet fruit is grown mostly in California and Florida where they have long seasons, but they can also be found in the colder areas during the peak season which is from April to June. Strawberries are the perfect fruit to snack on, but they can also work very well in various salads and smoothies.
So, what’s your favorite!? Mine is asparagus, although strawberries are a close second <3
These are some of the healthiest and most delicious vegetables and fruits that are in season during the springtime. Some of these products can be purchased throughout the year, but they will always have the best flavor (and price) during spring.