Creative ways to eat all the spring produce that’s tasty and cheap right now!
Every year, there comes a moment when I just can’t with winter anymore.
Usually this happens sometime around the beginning of April, when it should absolutely not be snowing for the 500th time, and the last thing I want to eat is another bowl of sweet potatoes—or any winter produce, for that matter.
During these dark times, the only thing that keeps me going is the promise of spring, and especially all the fresh fruits and veggies that come with it.
I love cooking seasonally for so many reasons, but mainly because it’s an easy way to switch up my eating routine, save a bit on groceries, and eat foods when they’re at their peak deliciousness.
During the spring months, things like spinach, strawberries, and beets are all at their cheapest and most flavorful, and cooking with them is the perfect way to cleanse your palate when you cannot stand the thought of another hearty winter meal.
Chocolate-Strawberry Overnight Oat from SELFstarter
If you love chocolate-covered strawberries, then you’ll love these oats, which basically taste just like the popular dessert.
Strawberries are at their best from mid-April through the end of May, so start making this one right away. Get the recipe here.
cup rolled oats
cup plain 2-percent-fat Greek yogurt
cup 2 percent milk
tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
tablespoons peanut butter
large strawberries, hulled and sliced
In a food processor, blend oats, yogurt, milk, honey, cocoa powder, and peanut butter until smooth.
Divide into 2 containers. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours
Serve cold. Top each serving with 3 sliced strawberries.
NUTRITION PER SERVING
14 g fat (4 g saturated)
53 g carbs
28 g sugar
6 g fiber
23 g protein
Source : Internet