Spring Ahead With Healthier Choices
Goodbye, dreary winter, and hello spring! Time to get back into the warm-weather attitude with healthy eating choices. Before winter, we follow our body’s instinct that tells us to eat heartier food for the upcoming cold. Now that it’s spring, it’s time to opt for nutritious choices and get ready for summer.
Substitute Soups With Creative Salads
Need a new meal to pack for lunch? Substitute that high-sodium soup with something th at will add nutritional value and help melt away the winter weight. Let the sun warm you up, not your lunch.
Salads can always be jazzed up. Feel free to use some greens as the base of your salad creation. Add grape tomatoes, red onions and bell peppers for some color and to cover the span of nutrients. Top it with some fats for flavor, like bleu or feta cheese and sunflower seeds or almonds.
Enjoy Spring Vegetables
Celebrate the season with the healthy vegetables that are seasonal during spring. These vegetables need less sunlight and grow in the colder temperatures, so they’re ready well before summertime.
Most of these vegetables can be used as side dishes, snack foods or even as the base of a salad. The more variety you get, the greater the benefit to your health. Some vegetables that are harvested in spring include:
Use Low-Carb Alternatives
As humans, we’re predisposed to bulking up on carbs before and during winter. That’s why we should take the opposite route for springtime. Low-carb recipes are a great way to cut fat and feel healthier at the same time.
Because your body stores the energy from carbs as fat, eating fewer carbs has become a proven way to lose weight. Adopting a low-carb diet means eating less starchy foods like grains. Cutting back on bread and noodles, as well as potatoes, is a good way to limit your amount of carbs.
These carbs can be easily replaced with healthier options, like fruits and vegetables. Substitute your pizza crust with cauliflower, sandwich buns with avocados and noodles with spaghetti squash or zucchini.
Premio Foods — The Way Sausage Should Be
At Premio Foods, we want your spring diet to be guided by healthfulness. We offer plenty of meal ideas, from low-carb recipes to health-conscious recipes. Our healthy sausage recipes for dinner, lunch and breakfast will have you feeling healthier in no time.
Make good use of fresh spring greens with our quinoa bowl or sausage and fig salad as a nutritious lunch. Incorporate those same veggies in easy low-carb sausage recipes, like sausage with broccolini and kale or sausage and peppers with zucchini noodles. One of our healthiest choices is chicken sausage that has 60% less fat than USDA data for pork and beef sausage.
Have a recipe you’ve been longing to make in the springtime? Tell us all about it in the comments below!