Springtime is one of my favorite seasons for finding luscious, fresh and healthy spring foods at the store and farmer's market. By March, I'm ready for more raw, cold foods and less of the warm stuff like winter squash and sweet potatoes. I'm ready for fresh fruits and veggies and I’m never without delicious options come springtime. Spring is often the time when we turn to nature to get healthy, whether for a cleanse, a simple health tune up, or we decide to go on a diet. No matter what your reasoning behind eating healthy foods this spring, you don’t have to worry about sacrificing taste in the process. Next time you’re at the farmer’s market or supermarket, be sure to pick up these 7 healthy spring foods that can help you slim down. These foods aren't only delicious, they are also versatile and full of antioxidants.
If you think you don’t like asparagus, just give me a minute to explain how asparagus is one of the best overall healthy spring foods you have to choose from. It is also delicious if you cook it the right way, but I definitely don’t recommend chewing on it raw like celery sticks! Asparagus is best when lightly grilled with a little olive oil and black pepper with a squeeze of lemon, or sautéed with some coconut oil in a pan and tossed onto a huge salad with some fish or other assortment of veggies. It is also great in omelets, or as a side companion in any meal you can think of. Asparagus is one of the best foods you can eat to slim down. It is not only a natural diuretic which sheds water weight from your body, but it is also rich in Vitamin C, folate, potassium, Vitamin A, and inulin, a type of dietary fiber that feeds the healthy bacteria in your gut. For that reason, asparagus is a natural pre-biotic. For an entire cup of asparagus, you’re only eating 27 calories, and 4 grams of fiber along with 0 fat grams and even getting in 3 grams of protein. This is one spring veggie you don’t want to skimp on!