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What are healthy, affordable foods in season for Spring?

Spring is a great time to start incorporating fresh, healthy foods into your diet. Here are some of the cheapest and healthiest foods available during the spring season in North America:

  1. Leafy greens: Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and collard greens are packed with vitamins and minerals and are typically available at affordable prices in the spring. You can use them in salads, smoothies, stir-fries, and more.

  2. Asparagus: Asparagus is a nutrient-dense vegetable that is low in calories and high in vitamins C and K. It's typically in season from March through June, making it an affordable and healthy option in the spring.

  3. Radishes: Radishes are a root vegetable that are low in calories and high in vitamin C. They're also typically available at low prices in the spring.

  4. Carrots: Carrots are a great source of vitamin A and are typically available year-round. However, they're often at their best in the spring, making them a nutritious and affordable option.

  5. Strawberries: Strawberries are a delicious and nutritious fruit that are in season in the spring. They're a good source of vitamin C and fiber and are often available at affordable prices during their peak season.

  6. Peas: Peas are a good source of protein and fiber and are often available fresh in the spring. You can use them in salads, soups, and stir-fries for a healthy and budget-friendly meal.

  7. Broccoli: Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that is high in fiber, vitamins C and K, and other nutrients. It's typically in season from March through June, making it an affordable and healthy option in the spring.

Overall, these are just a few of the many affordable and healthy foods available in the spring in North America. Incorporating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet is a great way to improve your health and well-being.


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Doing your own thing? Check out my favourite kitchen tools here - keep seasonal ingredients year young by dehydrating, cook quickly as side dishes in an air fryer, or get the kids to help chop using a kiddo (and arthritis!) friendly veggie chopper.


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