Green is the color of spring, when the world comes out of hibernation and bursts into vibrant shades, aromas, and flavors! Many of us, myself included, get into a winter rut: After months of hiding indoors and surviving on comfort foods, I’m ready for a fresh start. How about you? Why not use the inspiration of the season and think green?
Have you heard that you should eat your greens? It’s absolutely true! Green fruits and vegetables contain phytonutrients, fiber, water, vitamins, and minerals to help you live and feel your best, and the more variety you eat, the more benefits you get. Try tossing some fresh green Anjou pears into your morning smoothie. Or perhaps try fresh spinach on a sandwich? One of my favorite go-to salads is to toss together diced green Anjou pears, arugula, a splash of fresh lemon juice and olive oil, grated parmesan, and top with grilled chicken for a zesty, delicious, fresh meal. However you slice it, going green is good for you!