We’re well into the new year, and by now you may have lost your motivation to stick to a healthy diet. It’s totally understandable! In the hustle and bustle of life, nutrition often falls by the wayside. That’s why throughout March, we’re providing tips on how to eat (and live) well, in the most sustainable and approachable way possible.
As the days grow warmer and longer, our team’s been dreaming of relaxed spring picnics – outings that nourish both the body and the spirit. Below are some of our absolute must-haves for the great outdoors. If you don’t have time to enjoy a picnic, pack some of these foods for a simple, à la carte desk lunch.
- Seasonal Fruits: Grapefruits, strawberries, tangerines, apples and oranges are back in season. Eat these delicious fruits as they come, or spice them up. For example, try brushing apple slices with a drizzle of honey, or pair sweet strawberries with balsamic vinegar and chopped nuts. As you experiment, take note of what you like for next year!
- Fresh Cheese: Many cheese connoisseurs claim the BEST artisan cheese are found in early spring, when dairy animals begin to again consume grass and herbs instead of hay. Even if you’re dairy-free or trying to limit your cheese intake, you can put together a spectacular cheese board – substitutes created by Kite Hill Farms and similar vegan-friendly companies are changing the game.
- Something bubbly: What’s spring without a little fizz? Bubbles don’t have to be unhealthy. Try a carbonated flavored water, like the beloved La Croix. You can even create your own beverages by pairing plain sparkling water with berries or herbs, like rosemary and mint. Sparkling wine may not be the healthiest choice, but if you bring some along we won’t tell!
Eating healthily is about consuming a well-rounded and varied diet. Always strive for moderation, but savor the gifts of the season! Remember, if you don’t have time to put together a picnic, or even daily meals, our personal chef services have you covered and account for all dietary restrictions. Here’s to spring!