Peas, please! Garden peas more precisely, a seasonal delicacy as only roughly 5% can be found for sale in their pods, the rest are used for canning and freezing.
Did you know that a serving of Swiss chard has more than 600% the recommended daily allowance of vitamin K? It's also loaded with vitamin A and a variety of other vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
Overnight oats, a great breakfast solution when you are on the go. Combine oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, spices, and milk of your choice and refrigerate.
Breakfast time! Simmered some of this ancient goodness in the morning is a great way to start the day.
A delicious farmer's market find, #brusselsprouts. This cruciferous vegetable is loaded with nutritional love. In addition to being a significant contributor of vitamin K, there have been dozens of studies done investigating their health benefits in relationship to cancer.
Fennel is in season! Fennel belongs to the Umbellifereae family and is closely related to parsley, carrots, dill and coriander. It's a great way to add a unique aromatic freshness to your meals and is packed with phytonutrients.
Snack time! If you are looking for a fresh seasonal snack, don't overlook the blood orange. This fruit is packed with vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps mitigate oxidative stress and inflammation.
Next stop, sprouted chickpea hummus. Nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes have a variety of nutritional benefits however many are bound by anti-nutrients such as phytic acid that keep them from being absorbed. Sprouting is an effective way of neutralizing this acid as well as enzyme inhibitors that make digestion more difficult.
One of my favorite morning rituals is warm water with lemon. Though they taste acidic lemons are actually an incredibly alkaline food and reducing acidity in the body is a key ingredient for optimal health.
Don't forget your greens! If you're like me and have a sweet tooth, bitter foods like winter greens may seem hard to swallow. Red kale is a type of Russian kale super high in vitamins K, A, and C, with a flavor more sweet than bitter.
Mushrooms are in season! Before you go foraging it should be noted that not all mushrooms are safely editable.
Some days you just need an afternoon pick-me-up. Caffeine in the afternoon would keep me up until tomorrow! This herbal alternative is a great solution.
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