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Affordable Spring Veggies You Need in Your Life

By Sara Butler

Spring has sprung! Along with the warmer weather and blooming flowers, some springtime vegetables are finally making their appearance. In-season produce is good for your health and good for your wallet. That's why, if you're on a budget, these spring vegetables are calling your name. Here are some springtime vegetables you need in your life.

Artichokes

Artichokes are incredibly good for you. When you cook them, it unveils a nutty flavor that is delicious. When they're at their peak in the spring, they cost mere cents. Plus, they're high in fiber, folate, Vitamin K, and Vitamin C. All those nutrients are great for your immune system and your heart, plus they help to fight bad cholesterol.

You can add artichokes to just about anything you make. You can bake them in a casserole or add them together with a protein to make a skillet. However, you decide to use them, the important thing is simply to use them!

Asparagus

If you're not having asparagus right now, do you even know how to celebrate spring? It's the quintessential springtime food!

In the spring, it also happens to be very affordable, so you can load up on the Vitamin A and Vitamin K it has to offer, folate too. These vitamins promote healthy eyesight, boost your bone health, and can help to reduce your risk of heart disease. Plus, insoluble fiber is very good for your digestive health.

Asparagus happens to be very versatile too. You can grill it, bake it, or steam it with a variety of other ingredients to help elevate its natural deliciousness.

Limes

Yes, limes peak in the spring and they're good for more than a margarita!

Limes make a great way to add flavor to dishes without adding a lot of calories. They're full of Vitamin C, which supports a healthy immune system, and is good for your skin. The citric acid in limes can also help to prevent kidney stones if you struggle with those.

Parsley

Parsley is a versatile herb that can be added to a lot of dishes, but it does more than simply add a little flavor. It's full of Vitamin K and Vitamin A, as well as antioxidants such as Vitamin C that help to support the health of your heart and your immune system.

It's time to get these spring vegetables onto your plate! What are you making for dinner tonight?

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Creve Coeur

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