I went for a run yesterday, and I was reveling in every stride. I adore this time of year. The trees are filling out, with beautiful, fresh green leaves reaching toward the sky. Flowering trees are in bloom, and as I loped along past trees dressed up in white and pink, emitting that sweet, floral aroma—it was just “ahhhh” enjoyment.
I also feel motivated to eat healthier this time of year; I don’t want food that is heavy and weighty. Salads and leafy greens are calling my name again. I like to buy a bag of mixed greens and top them with whatever veggies I have on hand: carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and pea pods. Sometimes I add feta, avocado, slices of genoa salami, pine nuts, or almonds. I mix it up so I don’t get bored, and I love the colors and textures of the greens and veggies. Yummmmm!
On cooler spring days, I enjoy a bowl of soup with crusty bread and fruit. One recipe from Coborns Delivers is made with leafy greens and is absolutely delicious. I had never even cooked with kale before I made this soup, and now I’m a huge fan. It’s called “Bean and Sausage Stew,” and it’s flavorful and filling without being heavy.
So whether it’s a warm spring day or cool, we can all enjoy greens and their health benefits—while enjoying the beautiful view of the green outdoors as well.