As the weather warms up, so too does the opportunity to buy fresh and delicious produce. Spring is a great time to start saving big on farm fresh vegetables at local farmers’ markets and your favorite grocery stores. Not sure what to buy? Try these fresh picks to get started.
Red Leaf Lettuce
Lettuces are ready to harvest early in the season and start your healthy eating routine off right. Red Leaf Lettuce is high in vitamins A and K and is low in calories and sodium. When choosing a bunch, look for one that has little wilting and is closely-bunched together. It can be stored for about a week in the refrigerator.
They’re the official state vegetable of Georgia and a fine source of vitamin C and chromium. They can be stored frozen or in a cool, dry spot for about 6 months. They add a delicious flavor to any dish!
No matter how you serve them, artichokes are a great source of folate, dietary fiber, and vitamin C. They can be refrigerated for up to a week, but need to be kept dry or they run the risk of turning moldy!
Dense in nutrients, mustard greens are an excellent choice for getting vitamins A, C, and K into your diet. They have a strong smell, but add a peppery taste to dishes. They are especially popular in the South and a staple in many Southern dishes.
By shopping for vegetables in season, you’ll be able to find the freshest produce and save money. Be sure to inspect all vegetables before purchasing and look for those without blemishes and wilted leaves. Make this season one that’s filled with healthy eating options.