Spring Superfoods You Need To Eat

Spring is in the air, and it is time to go green — literally!

Take a walk through the produce section, and you’ll see green everywhere. Seasonal eats available in spring go a long way to helping you detox from the cold winter months, provide you with many a nutritional boost, and lean you down in no time. Here are three greens to pile on your plate this spring.

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Asparagus

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You can find asparagus almost all year-round thanks to the lengths grocers go to in order to keep these greens in stock, but nothing beats the flavor-rich freshness of locally-grown asparagus during the spring. A cup of asparagus boasts a healthy dose of vitamin K (essential for your bones to absorb calcium) and immune-boosting vitamin A.

Asparagus is also know to de-bloat your tummy, so eat up before you hit the beach for a lean & defined physique!

Artichokes

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Artichokes contain a compound called cynarin, which are not to stimulate your taste buds & make bland food taste better. They are also rich in inulin, which promotes growth of good bacteria in your gut.

Also a good source of antioxidants, fiber, and folate, these tasty veggies are a nutritional powerhouse that are hard to beat!

Ramps

Wild-Leeks

Ramps, also known as wild leeks are a spring delicacy available only for a few weeks in spring, beginning mid-April. If you haven’t tried ramps, hit the supermarket or farmer’s market for this delightful veg you can use in any recipe that calls for leeks.

In addition to vitamins A and C, you’ll get a dose of iron as well as immune-boosting selenium.

 

 

 

2013, We’re Off to a Good Start!

Only January 10th and already one of my New Year’s resolutions is coming true!  After meeting and working with the amazing Robin Fisher Roffer a couple of years ago on building my personal brand, each January I have taken her advice …

Starting last year, I wrote down my hopes and dreams for the year in a narrative format as if they have already come true.  By March of last year, at least half of what I’d written had become a reality.  One of my goals for 2013 was to get a writing assignment from a health & wellness magazine.  When I wrote out my dreams this year, I said that I had received my assignment in January with others to follow in February.

I was thrilled this morning when I opened up my email and found a note from an editor looking back at me with an assignment for the April issue of her magazine!  I put my dream out into the world, and in just five days it had become a reality!!!!

I don’t know if it gives you the motivation to work harder or that you are willing something towards you.  Whatever it is … it works!

I’ve also stayed true to my health goals.  Despite the CHILLY weather, I’ve been out walking my usual Stanford Dish Trail and even met a couple of new friends along the way 🙂

stanford dish trail, Stanford University, The Dish, Hoover tower

I’ve even got a little vacation to look forward to next month!  A little getaway to Maui, which is LONG overdue!  Next week, I’m pulling my old 2011 Whole Living Action Plan out of the archives & starting the food-based detox to rid my body of all of the extra junk I started eating before Halloween!  Gotta get bikini-body ready by next month!

Best wishes for an awesome 2013 for all of us!  I’ll be back on Monday with a new Meatless Monday recipe!