Foods To Put A Spring In Your Step
Many of us make a New Years resolution to eat healthier foods and generally take better care of ourselves a little bit more but, these resolutions can be difficult to maintain. Now that we are over 3 months into the year, lots of people will be looking for some new inspiration to help them stick to their healthy eating and, with summer just around the corner many people are pushing hard on their health kick.
Now that the weather is starting to get better, without even realising we change our eating habits and many people will be swapping their winter classics for lighter meals. There is no denying that spring is all about fresh nutrient-rich foods and now is the perfect time to take full advantage of the fact that they are in season. If you’re looking for some food inspiration to put a spring in your step, keep reading today for some of British Essentials’ favourite foods you should include in your meals at this time of year.
Whilst you can expect to see brightly coloured fresh fruits in every UK grocery store no matter what time of year it is, you can trust that lots of these items will taste so much better in spring. Berries like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries all start to taste more juicy and flavorful at this time of year and, whilst it is a vegetable, rhubarb is also amazing at this time of year to pair with your fruit.
Whether you use this fresh fruit for smoothies or you add it to breakfast oats in the morning, they are perfect in spring. Of course, you can also make some healthier sweet treats with the fruit, a personal favourite of ours is apple and rhubarb crumble with custard.
Vegetables and salads become a big part of our meals in spring and many people fill their plates with leafy greens. Thankfully, there are many that are amazing in spring and lots of them should be eaten now before the weather gets too warm outside. From lettuce and asparagus to sprouting broccoli and spinach, leafy greens are a must-have in all households over the next couple of months.
This whole category of food is so versatile and they can be added to so many different meals. Our favourite meals include hearty salads full of greens and topped with peas, beans and lentils and, quick and easy pasta salads packed with leafy greens.
Meat and fish
Again, you will find a range of meat and fish in every British store no matter what the time of year is but, spring is known for meat like sausages and lamb and, fish like sea salmon and lobster. You can trust that specific types of meat and fish will be much fresher and also locally sourced at this time of year.
Your options are pretty much endless when it comes to incorporating meat and fish into delicious healthy meals and, for many, they are the focal point of the meal. A favourite of ours is a roasted spring lamb with lots of vegetables and mint sauce.
Of course, life is all about balance and whist the healthy foods above are important and essential at this time of year, there is no denying that spring is known for Easter treats too. From homemade simnel cakes and hot cross buns to Easter biscuits and not forgetting chocolate eggs, there are so many treats to be enjoyed at this time of year.
As far as sweet treats are concerned, the key thing is to have everything in moderation. There is no harm in enjoying some of the popular Easter treats this spring, especially if you’re eating healthy at all other times.
Eating the best spring foods
Using the list of foods above you can create incredible meals this spring that aren’t only nutrient-rich but, that is also fresh and perfect for this time of year. Eating foods that are in season are bound to taste so much better and when paired with your all-year-round staples, the meal options that you have are endless.
If you’re searching for beautifully fresh food this spring then remember to turn to your local farm shops, butchers and independent stores you can trust that the items you purchase from them will be the highest quality. However, if you’re searching for your classic staples to pair with these fresh products, this is something that British Essentials can help you with. As a British import store, we sell a huge range of big named brands and you can rely on them to have everything you need all on one easy-to-use website. So, next time you need to order food online from the UK, British Essentials is the perfect site to visit.