5 Foods to Try This Spring

Spring is one of my favorite seasons. The extra daylight makes it easier to go for a walk after dinner, clean and de-clutter offices and living space, and break out the grill for different meals. Spring is also a great season for unique fruits and vegetables that are at a their peak nutrition and flavor. Here are the top five foods to try this spring. 

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1. Asparagus

This veggie is a good source of vitamins A and C, high in folate, and naturally low in calories, sodium, and fat. Their unique texture and flavor makes for a satisfying side dish.

To use:

  • Try roasting them on the grill with lemon and garlic.

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2. Butter lettuce

Butter Lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin K and a good source of vitamin A and calcium. This is a strong lettuce that works great as lettuce wraps or lettuce cups.

To use:

  • Saut? onions, garlic, spices, and ground turkey.
  • Top with siracha or low-sodium soy sauce.
  • Wrap in butter lettuce for healthy lettuce wraps.

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3. Apricots

Rich in potassium, fiber, and iron, apricots are a great fruit to try this spring. They add a nice flavor and color to any healthy grain dish, such as barley or quinoa.

To use:

  • Mix vegetables, apricots, and a vinaigrette.
  • For a sweeter dish, mix apricots into pancake or muffin batters. 

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