As the weather warms up, many of us begin to crave the light, fresh flavors of spring foods, as opposed to the hearty foods we enjoyed all winter. Lucky for us, Mother Nature is on the same page, with spring bringing a bounty of refreshing, seasonal fruits and vegetables to nourish and excite us. Be it springtime or any other time of year, eating seasonally is a win on many fronts. You get fruits and vegetables that are at their nutritional peak, and you’re sure to have a diet that’s full of variety. But beyond that, seasonal foods tend to be lower in cost because they are so plentiful and don’t need to be transported from very far distances (a boon for the environment, too).
There are many spring foods to choose from. Here are some the favorites we reach for time and time again: