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Warmer weather means that spring is here! And with that, a new harvest of fresh crops. By eating seasonally, you’re able to enjoy food at its freshest, giving you optimal taste and nutrients. Keep reading for a full day of meals featuring spring foods.
Breakfast: Who knew that carrots would make a great breakfast food? Carrot Breakfast Pancakes are a quick option for a nutritional breakfast while still fueling you for the day. Carrots are seasonal in spring and rich in vitamin A and other antioxidants. Plus, this “anti-aging” food helps to maintain healthy hair, skin and nails.
Lunch: A light salad is a perfect choice for lunch, and an Apple Avocado Spinach Salad is a great example of this. Each bite is crisp, tasty and full of nutrients. Seasonal foods featured in this dish include spinach and avocado. Avocados are full of good fats, and spinach is high in vitamin K, which is important for maintaining bone health.
Snack: Healthy snacking, especially in the afternoon, helps you to avoid overeating at dinnertime and gives you energy to make it through the rest of your day. Mango Energy Bites are a mid-day pick-me-up that is sweet and full of natural energy boosters. Plus, seasonal mangos are full of health benefits that include a boosted immunity, lower cholesterol, clear skin and better gut health.
Dinner: Sometimes we need a quick, easy meal on those busy weeknights. A Shrimp and Couscous with Peas and Mint dish is easy to pull together and perfect for spring by featuring peas and mint. Peas offer anti-inflammatory properties and contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Mint gives the dish great taste and is full of healing properties.
Dessert: While desserts get a bad rep for being unhealthy, adding in a sweet here and there won’t completely derail your overall well-balanced diet. And what better way to celebrate the spring than with a dessert featuring fresh berries? These Cheesecake Berry Parfaits are easy to make and taste delightful. Strawberries are also high in vitamin C, making them a great immune booster.
We at The Moorings at Lewes are committed to quality service, and our dining team is no exception. Our chefs ensure the freshest, most nutritionally beneficial ingredients. Our rotating menus feature seasonal offerings, so nutrition and quality truly make our food stand apart. Contact us today to learn more about the exceptional dining service offered at our community.