Eating in-season produce is important for sustainable eating. Just because all produce is readily available year round doesn’t mean it’s the best. Instead, when you eat seasonally you are get the most optimal nutritional benefits at the very best price.
Buying seasonally is also better for the environment. Importing produce from other areas requires transportation, gas and increases the carbon footprint.
And, the best reason to buy produce in season – the taste! Produce picked in season tastes amazing!
This month we are celebrating our green stalky friend, the asparagus! Asparagus crops are harvested in the spring, and April is peak-eating season. This low-calorie veggie is packed full of nutritious benefits.
Concerned about embarrassing stinky-pee? Don’t fret! It means the asparagus is doing its job as a natural diuretic. Asparagus contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which helps flush excess fluids and salt from your system.
Here are 5 asparagus recipes so good, and so easy, you can make asparagus at every meal!
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Butter Crumb Asparagus
Who hasn’t had the classic asparagus and breadcrumbs side dish. What makes this recipe from The Midnight Baker unique, and oh so delicious, is the homemade breadcrumbs. Make it gluten-free with these breadcrumbs. Make if vegan with vegan butter.
Garlic Balsamic Baby Potatos with Asparagus
Call it a side dish or a complete meal, but this Garlic Balsamic Baby Potato with Asparagus dish has all the makings for a healthy guilty-free pleasure. Try this customer favorite balsamic vinegar.
Vegan Asparagus Risotto
Looking fo a more complete meal, try the Vegan Asparagus Risotto from The Vibrant Plate.
Roasted Asparagus with Romesco Sauce
Romesco is one of those sauces that makes almost any vegetable better. That’s why you’ll love the Roasted Asparagus with Romesco Sauce and Lentils from Will Frolic For Food.
What’s your favorite way to prepare asparagus? Tag us in your favorite asparagus recipes: @heidialtree with #amarerecipes.