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Spring is in the Air!

If you’re trying to shed a few winter pounds, load up on the veggies of the season. And fresh spring produce is great from a Farmer’s Market, but if you can only make it to your local grocery store, try eating the following seasonal produce:

1. Rhubarb is the first harvest of the spring

and consists of heavy stalks and shiny skin.

2. Artichokes, shown above, grow largest in the spring.

Good signs are compact leaves and

stems that are freshly cut.

3. Radishes grow sweet and crunchy.

4. Mint flourishes best in the spring.

5. Asparagus season is from March through June.

Please note that thickness is not related to tenderness. Tenderness is related to how it’s grown and

how soon it’s consumed.

6. Peas mature in the spring and progress

into the summer.

7. Strawberries are local and are at their juiciest from April through June.

Now that the weather is improving and the sun is extending it’s stay for the northern hemisphere, get outdoors and get exercising! No more excuses.Image

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