To kick off the weekend, we are featuring one of our favorite spring side dishes that you can add to any meal this weekend – Asparagus!
You know it is spring when you see an abundance of fresh asparagus popping up at your market, but did you know that asparagus packs a major healthy punch? This versatile veggie can be prepared in so many ways – from roasting, boiling, mashing into soup, and chopping up into stir fry’s – so it is a favorite in the Fairburn it Off Program!
In addition to how easy it is to cook with, we also love asparagus for these reasons:
🔥It is filled with nutrients, like fiber and vitamins A, C, E, and K
🔥It is a powerful antioxidant to help slow aging
🔥It can help protect against certain cancers
🔥It serves as a natural diuretic to help release fluids and excess salts (so goodbye puffiness and bloating)!
Although we eat asparagus every week, we cannot talk about this vegetable without mentioning what it can do to your urine. Sorry, but it is time for some necessary potty talk… After you eat asparagus and use the bathroom, please do not run to the hospital! The first time we ate asparagus, we panicked! The discoloration and odor can be quite unsettling, but it is normal! By the next day, it will have subsided and things should turn back to normal.
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It is finally here – the first day of spring! And although it may still be chilly where you are (it certainly is for us), spring is a time to literally clean out your home and enjoy the new crop of fresh produce that will be entering your local market. Take advantage of today to start dusting and cleaning, because when you clear your home of clutter, it can actually help you to stay on track with your health goals! It may sound odd, but having a clean space really can motivate you to get moving and eating clean.
Now aside from clearing out the clutter, start to take advantage of all of the fresh produce that will be coming your way, and don’t be afraid to try something new. Buying in season produce is also a great way to have fresh fruits and vegetables and it helps to keep costs down. That is a win win!
Here is a sampling of what’s in season (hover over each image to see what it is):
Not sure how to use some of the above produce or just want to change up your roasted veggies? Well here is a sneak peak of our Spring and Summer Lifetime Guide update:
When you become a member today, you will not only receive the Lifetime Plan, but also the Spring and Summer update for no additional cost when it is sent out in mid-April!