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What's in Season: Veggie Edition
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What's in Season: Veggie Edition

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Not only would you be supporting local farmers, but by purchasing seasonal produce from your farmers market you have access to some of the freshest, most natural and delicious produce. Springtime reaps so many wonderful fruits and vegetables that it’s hard to know where to get started. Go seasonal this spring with some of my favorite vegetables and reap the healthy and delicious benefits! Check out some of my favorite seasonal vegetables for springtime (especially in May), along with some recipes for any time of the day that will leave you running back to the farmers market for more!

Carrots

What’s up, doc? This crunchy power food is packed with vitamins and is a key addition to any delicious dinner dish. Or, perhaps feel less naughty about dessert with the healthier option of a scrumptious homemade carrot cake. Chew Out Loud’s recipe it's perfect for any occasion or simply to indulge.

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What you will need for cake:

All Purpose Flour/Baking Powder/Baking Soda/Ground Cinnamon/Ground Nutmeg/Ground Cloves/Ground Ginger/Salt/Granulated Sugar/Brown Sugar/Eggs/Olive Oil/Carrots/Crushed Pineapple

What you will need for cream cheese frosting:

Cream Cheese/Salted Butter/Sour Cream/Vanilla Extract/Confectioners' Sugar

Check out the full recipe here!

Spinach

It’s no wonder Popeye is such a big fan of spinach. This leafy green is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients and low calories. Kalyn’s Kitchen features a delectable spinach and mozzarella egg bake recipe that’s a must try. Not only is it low-carb, gluten-free, and meatless, it’s the perfect casserole that could be served at any time of the day!

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What you will need

Spinach/Olive Oil/Mozzarella/Green Onions/Eggs/Spike Seasoning

Check out the full recipe here!

Artichoke

Shoutout to all the New Yorkers like myself who discovered the beauty of artichokes after tasting Artichoke Basille’s pizza for the first time.  Since then, I’ve become a full-on advocate for this delicious vegetable packed with nutritional benefits and a unique taste that gives a yummy twist to any dish. Not to mention, with baseball and football seasons coming up, it’s time to perfect your spinach artichoke dip!  Spend with Pennies has come up with the perfect spinach artichoke dip that’s easy to make and sure to be a huge hit for all your hungry partiers or sports fans.

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What you will need

Parmesan Cheese/Gruyere Cheese/Spinach/Artichoke Hearts/Cream Cheese/

Sour Cream/Mayonnaise/Garlic Cloves/Olive Oil

Check out the full recipe here!

Asparagus

Delicious in stir-fries, soups, pastas, and paired with protein, asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables to use while cooking. But did you know it’s also a great snack on its own? Treat yourself to a crunchy and healthy treat like Damn Delicious’s baked asparagus fries, a healthy alternative to French fries that won’t leave you feeling guilty afterwards. Talk about the perfect food for thought! 

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What you will need

Panko/Parmesan Cheese/Asparagus/All Purpose Flour/Eggs

Check ou the full recipe here!

What are some of your favorite springtime vegetables? We’d love to hear about some of your recipes using them!

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