Spring is a time to refresh and renew. We’re cleaning our spaces, pulling out warm weather wardrobes, and decluttering. As we renew the outside, we can refresh the inside by cleaning up our eating habits as well. It’s the perfect time to “spring clean” your eating and strawberries are a great addition.
Spring is a great time to buy strawberries because it’s the beginning of peak season. The harvest becomes rich, and for the next several months, you can find the best strawberries our strawberry farmers and fields have to offer. Not only are strawberries delicious, there are so many benefits when you make them a part of your daily diet, and the proof is right in the strawberry nutrition facts.
Filled with vitamin C (surprise!), they can help give your immune system a boost and support other vital functions in the body. Fiber is another nutrient that is ample in strawberries which can help your digestive health. It doesn’t end there. They’re rich in potassium, folates, and much more.
Here are a few delicious and healthy strawberry recipes to clean up your diet this spring.
This vitamin and antioxidant-packed salad is filled with delicious berries and fresh kale that will have you feeling both healthy and satisfied. It’s topped with a tasty strawberry balsamic that you might be tempted to put on everything.
These spicy kabobs are protein-packed and full of nutrients. You’ll love the combination of sweet strawberries with a smoky chipotle that adds just the right kick. If you’re not a fan of tuna, you can make an easy swap with chicken. Share with friends at your next cookout or make them for yourself to spice up your spring menu.
This dish was created by a kid, and will delight the taste buds, no matter your age. The best part is that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor when eating something nutritious. This satisfying salad is low in sugar and sodium, has all the benefits of strawberries, and offers a little fiber and protein to keep you satisfied.
Even when cleaning up your eating, you don’t have to sacrifice dessert if it’s done right. Healthy professionals frequently recommend enjoying dessert in moderation, and these mini chocolate strawberry tarts are a great blend of healthy and sweet. These tasty little tarts are gluten free, paleo, dairy free, and vegan with a chocolate ganache filling that chocolate dreams are made of.
Cleaning up eating habits is a great way to welcome spring, and trust us, it doesn’t have to be boring. Try these and more strawberry recipes to get some fresh ideas for your next meal or event.