Spring Nourishment


Spring food

Spring provides us the opportunity to be a part of natures great rebirth as it resets and transforms, it gives us a chance to truly feel one with the earth again. One of my favourite ways that we can reconnect is through food. Nourishing with seasonal foods and herbs can be so giving and provide us with fulfillment as well as inspiration.

Wether you harvest these plants from a garden, go to a grocery store, or; your local market, look for these spring time foods and allow them the opportunity to support, nourish and inspire!
There are many vegetables in season in the spring as life thrives. Below are some of the most nutrient rich spring foods.
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SPRING SEASONAL FOODS
Asparagus - Contains high sources of Folate, Vitamin K and Vitamin A 
In just 1/2 cup of cooked asparagus there is 34% Folate, 57% Vitamin K and 18% Vitamin A of your daily recommended intake. 
Radishes - Are a great source of Vitamin C and made a wonderful addition to add an earthly fresh flavour to meals. They pair nicely with Iron rich foods as the Vitamin C supports absorption. 
Spinach - One of the highest sources of quercetin a potent plant compound that helps regulate inflammation and support the immune system. Makes a wonderful food to increase in those with seasonal allergies. 
Arugula - A rich source of Calcium, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C Vitamin A and Potassium. Arugula goes well as a side salad before a meal to stimulate digestion or along with a meal to add freshness.  
Nettles - Nettles are incredibly nutritious spring favourite! They are rich in Iron, B Vitamins, Polyphenols, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. 
Fava beans - A wholesome bean with rich sources of protein, B vitamins, Manganese, Zinc and Magnesium. Fava beans are contain levodopa (L-dopa), a compound that your body converts to the neurotransmitter dopamine which can benefit situations in which dopamine is slow. 
Artichoke - One of the highest antioxidant containing vegetables with a wide range of nutrition. They are particularly rich in Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Potassium, Magnesium and Iron. Artichokes also contain inulin, which acts as a prebiotic to support a flourishing microbiome. Cynarin, a naturally occurring compound in artichokes stimulates bile production assisting in the digestion of fat.
Fiddleheads - A satisfying wild food with rich sources of B vitamins, Vitamin A and Minerals.
Garlic scapes - Garlic scapes contain a variety of antioxidants and medicinal compounds which support cardiovascular, immune and digestive health.
Morels Mushrooms- A mushroom that appears in the spring with their earthy umami flavour and rich source of Vitamin D and B Vitamins. 
 

Welcome the wisdom of the Spring to nourish you!

Stay tuned for upcoming recipes using these spring foods.
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