Foods That Make Your Spring Diet Delicious
By Genevieve Cunningham
While there are many good things to look forward to in the spring, one of the most exciting is the change in food. Seasonal food is so fun. New recipes, fresh ingredients -- it's a good time to make positive changes to your menu. Even though we want our food to be healthy, we also want it to be delicious. Luckily, the spring provides opportunity for both. If you're ready to improve your menu with healthy and delicious food, take a look at these foods to give a try.
There's nothing better than fresh fruit when it's warm outside. Berries, melons, juicy citrus fruit -- it's delicious! Stock your refrigerator with fruit galore, and use it for breakfast, snacks, or even with your lunch and dinner. It's such a great way to improve your diet and make your food feel seasonal all at the same time. Most grocery stores have plenty to choose from at this time of year, but if you're looking for more organic options, consider hitting up a local gardener or farmer's market.
Spring is a great time to start eating more salads. To make your salad even healthier, add some dark leafy greens such as kale and spinach. These foods are great for digestion and the immune system since they're stocked full of Vitamin C. And for a salad, they provide a little extra texture and some much needed bulk. Top it off with your favorite fruits, veggies, and maybe even a protein, and you'll have a great seasonal, healthy meal for anytime of day.
Fish is both healthy and delicious. And in the spring, it seems to be the perfect addition to your menu, especially as the spring transitions into summer. Tuna, salmon, mahi mahi -- all of these are great options that provide the body with healthy fats, protein, and vitamins. Add them to your salad or grill them up for a main dish. Any way you eat them, you'll be improving your menu in a tasty way.
When the season changes, it can be a lot of fun to change up your diet. It's a good time for new flavors and recipes, fresh ingredients, and a chance to start anew! Use these foods to improve your menu this spring, and you can enjoy your diet and a healthier body all in one.
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