What is seasonal eating?
Eating foods that are at their peak ripeness and nutritional value during a specific time of the year. Often times, these foods are less expensive, more flavorful, support local famers, and provide health benefits.
Planning meals around seasonal fruits and vegetables is an easy way to save on groceries. Just look for the fruits and vegetables featured at the front of grocery stores or visit your local farmer’s market.
Have you heard of the saying “April showers bring May flowers”? All that rain and sunshine means spring is in bloom, bringing abundance, growth, and detoxification. Spring foods will provide a feeling of clarity and brightness by clearing out winter stagnation with bitter foods.
Activities to focus on in April:
- Waking up early with the sun
- Walking in nature with family
- Incorporate stretching throughout the day
- Practice focusing on breathing deeply
How many of these seasonal foods can you find the next time you go grocery shopping?
April seasonal vegetables:
- Green onions
- Collard greens