Eating seasonally is one of the best ways to add variety to the foods you eat. It also helps to support local and UK food producers as well as showing kindness to the planet. Spring is in full swing in April and with it comes a plethora of British veggies packed with vitamins and nutrients that benefit your body.
Reset your diet by adding antioxidant rich veggies on your plate this month.
Jump on board the asparagus train while you can because their season is a short one. Full of vitamins and containing an antioxidant that detoxifies the body, these tender spears are best eaten freshly picked and griddled on a hot plate. Simple is best for serving up!
Pollock, plaice and trout are all plentiful in April. On top of being a more sustainable seafood choice, they’re a high source of protein and low in saturated fat. Bake pollock with a cheese and herb breadcrumb or steam sea trout and serve with green veg for a healthy dinner that’s packed with nutrients, such as omega-3 fats, calcium, folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron.
Do not dismiss the humble watercress as being just a garnish used to decorate a school dinner side salad. It’s actually one of the top cancer-reducing superfoods! It’s also got antioxidants and a massive dollop of fibre as well! Not only that, but it’s also bursting with vitamins, minerals andiron too! Blend it into a peppercorn sauce or a banana and pineapple smoothie for an added colour pop to accompany all those health benefits!
We do love a radish for its vibrant colour and satisfying crunch. They’re great to add to a salad or slaw and contains zinc, folic acid and vitamin C as well as being another awesome cancer-fighting veggie. Why not try pickling radishes if you have the time and use them throughout the year to add zing to Asian inspired dishes.
Many of the restaurants and cafes in and around North Devon celebrate local produce with flavours that will keep you coming back for more.We have many recommended eateries to share with you when you book a Sand SeaSpa Retreat with us. Find out more here: www.sandseasparetreats.com