While eating locally is a sustainable choice, so is eating seasonally. When the seasons change we are given the ultimate gift of fresh foods. When we choose to eat seasonally we are actually eating healthier. When food is grown in its season there is all natural nutrients. With each season there are certain foods we should look for.
In the months of Winter look to freshen up your food pallet and add color! When buying local and seasonal foods look for squash, Brussels sprouts, grapefruit and beets. The list of seasonal foods goes on, and each brings a vibrant new taste and color to the table.
When Spring has sprung, go to the greener side. Salads are a great way to get the taste of spring. Spinach and other leafy greens are the perfect food of the season.
As Summer begins we see our favorite summer fruits come back into season. Strawberries, plums, peaches, and cherries the list goes on. With all these sweet and healthy treats, you can’t go wrong.
When Fall comes around we are able to indulge in the harvest foods such as sweet potatoes, carrots, and apples. Fall offers a warm variety of seasonal foods, that are simple yet perfect for this time of year.
Choosing to eat seasonal foods is not only healthy but also enjoyable. It’s important to eat seasonally because it provides us with a healthy diet. When eating seasonal foods we are able to preserve them for a later use. Freezing or canning seasonal foods are simple ways to preserve. This is another easy way to live sustainably.