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Tired of seeing the same old apples and potatoes at the farmers market? After a long, cold winter, spring has finally arrived, bringing an array of brightly colored produce to farmers markets. In this post I have enclosed a list of the best spring produce and a link to a recipe for each. By eating seasonally, you can feel good about sustaining both your body and the environment!

 

AsparagusRed Potato, Asparagus, and Artichoke Salad

Artichokes- Stuffed Artichokes with Lemon Zest, Rosemary and Garlic

CarrotsIndian Carrots, Peas, and Potatoes

Chives– My recipe: impress your friends by making dumplings! Simply mix mashed butternut squash with chives and place about 1 teaspoon into a wonton wrapper and use water to seal the edges. Cook dumplings in boiling water until they rise to the surface.

LemonsLemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream ( I also recommend squeezing lemon over fish of your choice and broiling for a quick, healthy dinner)

MangoesMango Lassi

PineapplePineapple Upside-Down Pumpkin Gingerbread (try saying that in one sentence!)

RhubarbRhubarb Rice Pudding

SpinachSpinach and Sundried Tomato Frittata ( Might I note that frittata is a very economical meal and you can purchase fresh eggs at the farmers market)

Turnips– My recipe: for faux mashed potatoes, puree boiled turnips with salt, pepper, and a tad of fat free sour cream (optional).

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