Goodbye butternut squash, hello asparagus! It is finally that time of year where we leave behind the yellow and orange starchy vegetables of fall and winter, and welcome all the reds, greens, blues, and pinks of spring! This time of year, farmers markets and grocery stores are bursting with fresh produce that we’ve been longing for all winter long.
Potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, fresh greens – it’s all coming into season. If you’re like me, you are sick and tired of trying to convince your toddler to eat another plate of sweet potatoes or spaghetti squash, not to mention all the heavy prep that comes from working with winter produce. Spring and summer are the time for wash, rinse, and go – making healthy snacking easy and accessible for busy moms and kiddos alike.
With so many choices available this season, it’s easy to get overwhelmed at the store. Here are 10 healthy produce picks that are all rich in nutrition, as well as fun to eat for the whole family.
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Nutritional information sourced from Whole Foods.
All photos from iStockPhoto.