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What Vegetables are in Season Now?

We've all heard by now that it's healthy for our body (and the planet) to eat along with the seasons. As the temperature changes, so does the fuel that we need to thrive. Like I mentioned in my previous post, shopping at farmer's markets or joining a CSA is the easiest way to eat what is currently growing at local farms. But if those options aren't possible, why not make seasonal choices at your regular supermarket. Not sure where to start? I know that I'm always confused about which foods to choose, so I refer to the book, "The 3-Season Diet" by John Douillard (a pioneer in modern Ayurvedic practice). He says, "Think in terms of increasing good foods in season, rather than avoiding foods." According to him, the best veggies to increase in the spring are:

Alfalfa sprouts
Asparagus
Bean sprouts
Bell peppers
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chicory
Chiles (dried)
Collard greens
Corn
Dandelions
Endive
Garlic
Green beans
Hot peppers
Kale
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Onions
Parsley
Peas
Spinach
Swiss chard
Radishes
Turnips
Watercress

What are your favorite springtime foods? Share your comments below.

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