April is a great time to get vegetables and it's important to get fresh vegetables into our diets. Good thing we live in Texas and this makes fresh locally-sourced organic vegetables pretty easy to get a hold of. Produce like spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower are starting to pop up on shelves in different markets around the state around this time of the year.
The leafy green spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals, making it a great addition to any diet. It can be eaten raw in salads, cooked as a side dish, or used as an ingredient in smoothies or soups. Broccoli is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as fiber and antioxidants. It can be eaten raw or cooked and makes a great addition to stir-fries, pasta dishes, and more. Cauliflower is another nutrient-rich vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. It's a great source of fiber and vitamins C, K, and B6. Cauliflower can be used as a rice substitute, mashed like potatoes, or added to soups and stews.
So, make sure to add these nutritious vegetables to your market list for April! Eating in-season produce is not only delicious, but it's also a great way to support your local farmers and get the most nutrients out of your food.