With spring finally arriving, it’s time to take stock of your current eating habits and lighten up for the warmer weather. So how do you choose food for this glorious time of year?First, select local spring vegetables that are now ready to enjoy. Leafy greens, such as romaine, Swiss chard, spinach, kale and collards have lots of vitamins and minerals. Use them in salads or cook them with some olive oil. Try asparagus, it’s much cheaper now than in winter.
Second, buy local foods from farmers markets and use them as soon as you can. They have lots more nutrients since they haven’t been transported from another state or country. And try a new vegetable or two that you are not familiar with. It’s a great way to support your local farmers and is more tasty and nutritious
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