You are what you eat so you can choose to be a fresh spring bloom or something less… appetizing. With all the colorful produce this season brings, the smartest way to enjoy it is by tossing it up in a salad! Snap peas, radishes, strawberries, oh, the list could go on and on. In-season fruits and vegetables are at their peak taste during the season they bloom. Even though they might be available during other months, their in-season period is when they are best to consume to ensure maximum nutritional value. It is time to go fruit and vegetable shopping and inspire your next meal or mid-day snack.

1. Spectacularly Scrumptious Strawberries

Whatever the season, there’s always a place for strawberries, but treating yourself to them during their prime season is when you’ll get the most of this vibrant fruit. Strawberries are high in magnesium, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.

The Sweetest Way To Serve Strawberries This Spring: Add 4-6 strawberries to your morning oats with a couple of tablespoons of vanilla yogurt.

There are many delicious ways to enjoy the sweet temptation that is the strawberry. Get creative in the kitchen today.

2. Rich And Rocking Radishes

Domesticated in pre-Roman times in Europe, this fast-growing vegetable is easy to eat and low in calories, measuring at only 19 calories per cup. Radishes are often eaten raw and while eating raw vegetables means you get the nutrients from an enriched source with valuable enzymes that control the speed of chemical reactions in your body, Dr. Alec Berg recommends slowly introducing greater amounts of raw vegetables into your diet to help your digestive system train itself to manage them.

Radiant Radish Side Salad: Chop up 1 large radish, 1 cucumber, cilantro, drizzle lightly with olive oil and apple cider vinegar, and serve aside your next hot meal.  

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3. You Don’t Have To Be A Bunny To Love Carrots

Your parents were right, you should eat more carrots. Carrots are a rich source of Beta Carotene, vitamins A, K, and B6. Vitamin A, in particular, it is good for the immune system, growth, and vision.

Add A Little Saffron To Your Carrot Soup: Carrot can be boiled with other spring veggies, including celery, to make a healthy, easy soup. Add some saffron to further incorporate the fresh seasonal taste.

Carrot Juice Got Your Mouth Watering? There are so many delectable juices that will cool you down. Try one of these chilled sweet and scrumptious favorites for a quick glass of health to begin your spring mood.

4. Hit That Power Button With Asparagus

Whether you like white or green asparagus, if you enjoy asparagus at all, then you are enjoying one of the most enriched vegetables the world has to offer. Did You Know: Asparagus can grow so fast in the right weather that you could watch it grow before your eyes!

Make It An Essential Spring Food. Asparagus goes perfectly with many of the superfoods we cannot get enough of.

5. Casually Cool Prickly Pear Cactus

There is more to the cactus than the iconic cartoon scene of someone jumping into the air after having been pricked by one! What Is So Good About It: It is high in soluble and insoluble fiber which, according to Dr. Oz, slows sugar from passing at high speeds through the body.

Just A Quick Preparation Tip: When you cut a cactus to eat, remember to wash your knife each time you use it to break the cactus pads or remove bruising. By washing it, you are removing all tiny spikes that could really turn your spring salad into a prickly eat.

How To Eat It: Add this to your favorite salsa or in a salad with lettuce and tomato to serve with chili.
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