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Keep Calm and Carrot On! + Easter Recipe


Spring is here! As weather warms up, there are various fruits and vegetables that are in-season. The wonderful thing about in-season produce is that they are picked close to ripeness and travel shorter distances, so they stay fresher longer. This also means that they are less expensive than off-season produce. Here is a list of all the wonderful spring produce to stock up on this April.

  • Asparagus

  • Broccoli

  • Spinach

  • Radish

  • Kale

  • Strawberries

  • Carrots

  • Mixed greens

  • Mustard greens

  • Beets

  • Peppers

And more!

Remember, the more variety you have in your diet, the better. Eating a variety of foods allows you to receive a wide range of nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy.


Try this recipe that includes in-season produce:

Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup slivered almonds

  • 12 ounces mixed spring greens

  • 16 ounces strawberries, washed, hulled, & sliced

  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese

For the Lemon Honey Vinaigrette

  • ½ cup sunflower, safflower, OR extra-virgin olive oil (neutral-flavored)

  • 5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, plus additional to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds, optional

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spread almonds on a sheet pan and bake for 5-7 minutes. Set aside to cool.

3. Measure all the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Wisk ingredients together in a medium bowl or blend them in a mini food processor or blender.

4. Combine the mixed greens, sliced strawberries, almonds, and crumbled goat cheese into a large bowl. Just before serving, dress with your desired amount of vinaigrette.

Enjoy


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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