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Spring clean your meal ideas!

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Spring is here and if you're going to spring clean your home, why not spring clean your diet? 

Warmer weather means time to say goodbye to those hearty and heavy winter meals in favour of lighter, spring-inspired meals. A great way to move from a wintery diet to a more spring-friendly one is to consider adding seasonal fruit and vegetables to your meals. You can even grow them in your own garden! By focusing on buying and eating meals which are packed full of locally sourced fruits and vegetables that are in season, rather than buying imported fruits and veg which are out of season, you're not only saving money by getting locally grown products, but you're also ensuring that your food is fresher, has more flavour and is environmentally friendly. 

To help make your meals spring-inspired we've put together a list of spring-friendly seasonal fruits and vegetables, along with some amazing recipes to help with some spring cuisine inspiration 

Spring vegetables: 

Spring means saying hello to a whole variety of delicious vegetables. Vegetables which are in season in spring include: sweet potatoes, artichokes, asparagus, aubergines, baby marrows, beans, beetroot, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, courgettes, cucumber, kale spinach, leeks, lettuce, parsnips, potato, pumpkin, radishes, red onions, rhubarb, turnips and watercress. 

Chicken and asparagus crustless tart 

Aubergine Fries with tzatziki sauce 

Spring fruits: 

There's nothing better than enjoying some fresh fruits on a lovely Johannesburg spring day. You can look forward to seeing bananas, Cape gooseberries, coconuts, dates, grapefruit, guavas, lemons, naartjies, nectarines, oranges, papaya, pears, pineapples, sweet melon and strawberries on the shelves in shops. 

Strawberry muffins 

Lemon icebox bars 

 

Hopefully these ideas have inspired you to embrace spring in your kitchen and will help you prepare some delicious spring-inspired meals for you and your family.

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Author: LV DIgital

Submitted 10 Sep 19 / Views 216