After a long winter, there is nothing more welcoming than the sight of spring’s bright fruits and vegetables to enjoy alone or in some delicious recipes. Check out our spring produce guide, and some amazing easy-to-prepare recipes to try at home.
A good source of potassium, vitamin C, magnesium, and fiber. Just be sure to harvest them before they bloom.
Recipe to try: Grilled Artichokes
Great source of iron and vitamin A and C, this vegetable is best enjoyed with simple ingredients.
Recipe to try: Poached Eggs with Crispy Quinoa and Brown Butter- Balsamic Roasted Asparagus Recipe
Superfood may be an understatement. One cup of broccoli delivers 5 grams of fibers, 4 grams of protein, plus a slew of vitamins A and C. It also contains folate, iron, potassium, and heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Recipe to try: Broccoli Walnut Pesto
High in fiber, folate, and manganese, and a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. But it stems further than that – beet chard is where the nutrients really pack a punch. They are super high in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, riboflavin, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese.
Recipe to try: Beet and Goat Cheese Hummus
Packed with vitamin C, this sweet and juicy melon is a staple in any fruit salad.
Recipe to try: Honeydew-Kiwifruit Smoothie
Every variety of pea is good for you, especially Garden Peas. They are packed with massive amounts of vitamins C, A, K, and folate and are high in manganese, iron, zinc, and magnesium.
Recipe to try: Peas With Orange and Mint
When eaten raw, this low calorie vegetable is a great source of vitamin C. But they can also be fried, braised, steamed, and roasted into a mix of dishes to add a peppery bite.
Recipe to try: Hot radish and Japanese Cucumber Salad
Mistakenly perceived as a fruit, this highly acidic vegetable is a good source of vitamins K and C.
Recipe to try: Rhubarb Float
Popeye ate at least a can a day, and for good reason. One cup of cooked spinach contains 4 grams of of fiber and 5 grams of protein, all registering in at 41 calories.
Recipe to try: Vegan Spinach & Lemon Quinoa Bake
Spring’s earliest offering of sweet goodness. Strawberries are low in calories and high in vitamin C, fiber, and manganese. The berry is also a decent source of folate and potassium.
Recipe to try: Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps