Everyday Wellness

Want to eat in season?

I get a lot of questions and or comments from clients about eating seasonally, so I thought that I would write a quick  post about it.

First off, eating seasonal just makes sense. Our bodies, and minds, don’t need the same types of foods 365 day of the year; temperature changes, daylight changes and alike influence the types of foods that we need.  Historically our bodies are used to eating seasonally, as that is what had been available to us, but with everything being at our finger tips at anytime, including produce, we have lost the organic, innate ability to do this.

There is a reason that we like salads and lighter, veggie loaded meals in the summer; they are cooling to us, and that is what we need in the summer. Not to mention there is more water content in those veggies!  Fall makes us crave grounded, earthy, and sweeter root veggies, as we prepare for the darker months of winter and start to save a bit more body fat so that we can make it through those long months.

So here’s a simple list of Spring Produce for you to take along on your next trip to the grocery store.  Remember that local and organic are best,  but just do you best with what is available to you and start eating the delicious bounty that is waiting!

  • artichokes
  • arugala
  • asparagus
  • broccoli
  • bibb(butter) lettuce
  • cauliflower
  • chives
  • collard greens
  • fennel
  • fiddleheads
  • green beans
  • mustard greens
  • red leaf lettuce
  • rhubarb
  • snow peas
  • spinach
  • sugar snap peas
  • watercress
  • honeydew melon
  • apricots
  • grapefruit
  • mangos
  • strawberries
  • limes, oranges
  • pineapples

The possibilities are endless! Enjoy and have an awesome day!