Spring vegetables, fruits, and herbs wake our taste buds and energize our spirits after winter. Many are also superfoods that help protect against heart disease, diabetes and its complications, and even cancer.
April's alliums and radishes have sprightly flavors. Asparagus, the most seasonal of vegetables, has a natural sweetness, while mushrooms have umami flavors -- earthy, meaty and satisfying. June's gentle days call for celebrating the simple pleasure of sweet strawberries. Learn how to make the most of spring's bounty. Read on.
Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN. 8/12
Peanut Butter and Jelly Spirals Mixed Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Orange-Kiwi Salad Pork Olé Salad with Roasted Pumpkin Seed Dressing Spicy Marinated Olives Roasted Pepper and Caramelized Onion Frittata Chicken and Ginger Noodle Soup Pears Stuffed with Ricotta and Cream Cheese Lemon Pie Egg Salad and Canadian Bacon Sandwich
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