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Spring has Arrived (along with fresh produce!)

As Spring arrives, a diverse array of fresh fruits and vegetables that are both nutritious and delicious are suddenly showing up at the farmer’s market and produce section. Some spring favorites that pack a big nutrient punch are broccoli, brussels sprouts, strawberries, and kale - loaded with key nutrients like vitamin C, magnesium and soluble fiber.

Broccoli & Brussels Sprouts

Both broccoli and brussels sprouts are cruciferous vegetables that are packed with an abundance of health benefits and key nutrients like fiber and vitamin C. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, providing a significant boost to the immune system, and their soluble fiber content aids in digestion and promotes a healthy gut microbiome. Cruciferous vegetables also contain a phytochemical called glucosinolate, shown to protect cells from DNA damage.  Adding broccoli and brussels sprouts to your daily diet offers a delicious and versatile addition to meals that nourishes the body and supports optimal health. Check out recipes for broccoli rabe with orange & sesame dish and a couscous brussels sprouts salad on the Ahara app!

Broccoli Rabe with Orange & Sesame 

Israeli Couscous with Brussels Sprouts 

Strawberry & Kale

Head to your local farmers market this weekend and grab some strawberries and kale! Rich in Vitamin C, strawberries and kale promote collagen production for healthy skin, and act as a powerful antioxidant. They are both loaded with magnesium, a mineral crucial for muscle function and nerve health. Their high fiber content aids in digestion, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and supports heart health by reducing cholesterol levels. Strawberries are a great addition to smoothies, yogurt parfaits, or morning oatmeal. Add kale to egg bites, sauteed as a side dish, or chop up for a refreshing salad. Give these easy-to-make recipes a try! 

Strawberry-Mango-Banana Smoothie 

Grilled Salmon with Kale Sauté


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