Eating with the Seasons
Ever since the weather started to warm up in Charlotte, I’ve been on a cereal, smoothie, and fruit bowl kick.
In a major way.
On Saturday morning, the weather here was very gloomy and rainy though. The winds were so strong that they knocked me over sideways into a car when Michael and I were walking through a parking lot!
Well, I suppose my clumsiness could have also been a factor…
Anyway, Saturday’s weather had me wanting something warm for breakfast. Cereal wasn’t on my breakfast radar at all.
Pumpkin Oatmeal with banana, granola, and maple syrup was the winner!
It always amazes me how our bodies crave certain foods when the weather turns a certain way. Of course, there are those moments when I crave a smoothie in the middle of a snowstorm, but for the most part, my body wants warming foods in the cold and cooling foods in the heat.
Since the nasty weather appears to be behind us here, I’ve been thinking about heading to the farmers market. It is my very favorite thing to do in the spring and summer months. There are so many wonderful foods in season during this time of year, and I plan to take full advantage!
Here’s a short list of the foods you can find in season and enjoy throughout the spring:
Arugula, asparagus, beets, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, edamame, kiwi, escarole, fennel, green onions, leeks, greenhouse tomatoes, sugar snap peas, herbs, kale, mushrooms, radicchio, leeks, lettuces, mustard greens, parsley, strawberries, swiss chard, radishes, spinach, and turnips
Not a bad list, right?
What are your favorites on the list? Anything to add? Do you typically eat in season?
Have a great day!