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What’s Fresh for Spring: 5 Fruit & Veggie Recipes To Eat Now

April 9, 2015

Eating fruits and veggies that are in season is smart and delicious for so many reasons. First, eating seasonally is a great way to boost nutrition; when a fruit or vegetable is in season, it’s going to be at its nutritional peak when it’s time to be harvested. Second, (and luckily for us), that’s also when those same fruits and veggies are going to taste their freshest, juiciest and most crisp. And third, eating an in-season, plant-focused diet has been shown to reduce the risks of cancer and heart disease, increase longevity, improve cholesterol, improve vascular health, and more. So, what’s in season and ready to be eaten? Check out 5 recipes below that feature some of what’s freshest right now:

Spring Soba Noodle Salad with Fava Beans

This recipe serves up a nutritional triple-punch because if features fresh fava beans, asparagus and broccoli – three veggies that top the seasonal list.

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Garlic Lemon Green Beans

Easy, fresh, and fuss-free, Garlic Lemon Green Beans can be served as a spring side or a crunchy snack.

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Pear and Vanilla Smoothie (with Spinach)

Featuring a mix of almond milk, almond butter, pear, fresh spinach and oats, here’s a creamy concoction that’ll really start your day off right.

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Spring Tabbouleh 

Loaded with fresh peas and asparagus, this bulgur salad makes a hearty, healthy vegetarian lunch or dinner.

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Springtime Strawberry Lime Mango Crisp

A delicious recipe that features multiple seasonal fruits, this brunch/breakfast/dessert dish is also vegan and gluten-free.

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