Ah, Spring. The flowers are blooming, the chill is leaving the air and the birds are coming back to sing. Nothing feels better than throwing the windows open and letting in the fresh air after a long, hard winter. We’ve been cooped up for too long! Springtime signals the return of going outdoors!
It also signifies the season of cleaning, which isn’t merely relegated to our closets, baseboards and the little lip above the microwave that always tends to get super janky. It also signals the need to clean up our diets. Along with saying goodbye to the bitter cold is the desire to say goodbye to the heavy, rich comfort foods we’ve been subsisting on through the unforgiving blast of winter and hello to lighter, fresher fare filled with seasonal offerings.
So, what foods are at the height of freshness for spring? The list is long and gorgeous!
- Chard and other greens
- Fava Beans
- Garlic scapes/green garlic
- Green onions/scallions
- Navel oranges
- New Potatoes
- Pea Greens
- Spring Onions
- Sweet Onions
Not sure where to start? No worries! From guiding you through buying the best seasonal produce to giving you picnic and potluck ideas, we have all the info and inspiration you need to take full advantage of this season’s bounty. Take a look at all the tips and treats we have in store and spring into spring!
Make the Best of the Farmer's Market
Fresh produce is plentiful in spring, which makes buying local so much easier (and tastier!) Taking advantage of farmer’s markets is a wonderful way to support local growers, buy seasonal produce and enjoy the freshest food available.
Your Guide to Seasonal Spring Foods
Not sure what’s at the peak of awesomeness during spring? Look no further than this handy guide. From fruits and vegetables to legumes, click here for tips on what to buy now and what to do with it.
Lighten up Your Meals With These Raw Recipes!
In the spring, our bodies start to gravitate towards more naturally light foods, which normally happen to be raw and fresh. This is nature’s way of telling us that it’s ready for lighter fare, just in time for summer’s heat. It can also increase your energy and optimize your metabolism. See our fresh and raw (yet still filling and delicious!) recipe ideass here!
Spring Potluck Recipes
When the flowers start to bloom and the air starts to warm, there’s nothing better than getting together over everyone’s favorite, crowd-pleasing dish. Not sure what to bring to the office or book club pot luck? Here are a few plant-based options to please a crowd.
Vegan Condiments for Spring
You may be an expert on everything that grows in spring, but do you know how to give it a little zing? Take a look here for some tips and tricks to add a little pop to your plate.
Raw Soups for Spring
You’ve been surviving on heavy foods for the last several months, trying to insulate yourself from the biting cold. Now that the sun is back out, it’s time to lighten things up and let the freshness of your ingredients shine through! Try these raw soups to get back on track and to feeling great quick!