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Spring Cleaning Your Nutrition


We all get stuck in food ruts when we eat the same thing day after day, leaving us feeling bored and unmotivated with our meal plan. Even though we’re bored, sometimes it’s easier to stay in the rut than to get out and try something new because it takes a little effort. With warmer temperatures around the corner, it’s a great time to break free from the winter food rut. It’s a perfect time of year to “spring clean” your diet. That means out with the heavy winter foods and in with lighter, healthier eats.
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With warmer temperatures around the corner, it’s a great time to break free from the winter food rut. It’s a perfect time of year to “spring clean” your diet. That means out with the heavy winter foods and in with lighter, healthier eats.

The solution is to eat foods that are in season. This allows you to eat foods that have greater nutritional values, and your diet changes based on the time of the year. It has allowed us to thrive for thousands of years, so why change it now?

Spring is a great time to focus on tender, leafy vegetables that represent the fresh, new growth of the season. Greens to add to your plate include Swiss chard, spinach, romaine lettuce, fresh parsley, basil and asparagus. Leafy greens are loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber – nutrients that many people don’t get enough of. Eating more salads or lightly sautéing them are great ways to get them into your meal plan.
Eating food in season will save you money because it is more abundant. For example, you’ll pay a hefty price for asparagus in the winter. In spring, it is abundant and affordable.

Food in season typically has a higher nutrient punch. The foods with the most nutritional value are those picked after being ripened under the warm sunshine. Read More
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