In Season Produce for Spring

A new season is upon us, which means it is time to share what produce is in season for the next few months. Cooking with in-season produce is a great way to use what is most readily available…and often on sale! Invite your kids to pick one or two new foods to try this month. Whether they are typically picky or not, they will most likely be more excited to try something new if they have a little control over what they’re trying.

This vegetable is full of fiber, vitamins A, E, K, and even a little protein. It’s the perfect side to pair with any protein. Roasting asparagus is our personal favorite way to prepare it.

Arugula, Kale, and Spinach
You’ve likely heard a lot about kale and spinach, but what about arugula? This leafy green contains calcium, potassium, folate, and more. Some people describe its taste as peppery, so don’t be surprised when it doesn’t taste like green lettuce. If you’re looking for a delicious, simple salad, this arugula salad is the way to go.

This fruit has antioxidants that can protect your body from inflammation. Apricots support eye health, skin health, and gut health. Eat apricots raw, or toss them in a fruit salad.

Looking for a veggie that has iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, and more protein than any others? Grab a couple artichokes next time you’re at the grocery store. These nutrient powerhouses are great for supporting your immune system. You can’t go wrong with whipping up spinach artichoke dip.

Another vegetable packed with nutrients, cabbage is an underrated ingredient. Enjoy it raw in a delicious cilantro lime slaw for shrimp tacos, or sauté it if you want it warm.

Carrots are full of fiber, which help regulate blood sugar levels, and vitamin A, which protects your liver from diseases. Try this raw carrot salad for a unique, crunchy salad you’ll be wanting more of.

Both a delicious and nutritious snack, cherries contain vitamin C, potassium, antioxidants, and vitamin K. This 3-ingredient cherry sorbet is the perfect dessert for everyone.

Like the other fruits we’ve mentioned, kiwi is chock full of nutrients. Try cutting it in half and scooping out the fruit with a spoon, or cutting it in slices to enjoy in a fruit salad. The possibilities are endless!

What produce will you be enjoying this season? Turn it into a game and see if your family can eat every food listed in this post before summer arrives.