Happy Spring! Even though it already feels like summer!! Spring is a great time to try new recipes. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables fill the stores, and farmers markets are beginning to pop up throughout town. This gives you a great opportunity to stock up on local produce and advance your appetite for healthy food!
Above you can see a chart showing which fruits and vegetables are in season during specific months. In April & May, Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Bok Choy, Cherries, Chives, Grapefruit, Fava Beans, Leeks, Oranges, Peas, Radishes, Spinach, Strawberries, and Watercress are all in season! The variety of textures and flavors of these foods makes for some delicious meals.
Another way to manage your diet is to focus on portion control. You don't have to completely cut out desserts or sweets, you just need to focus on small servings of them and choosing healthier dessert options where possible. Try this healthier banana pudding below and let me know what you think!
Healthier Banana Pudding
- 2 cups lowfat milk
- 1 large box instant vanilla or banana cream pudding mix
- 1 container of Tru Whip (healthier version on cool whip in freezer section)
- 1 (12-ounce) box mini vanilla wafers
- 4 bananas, sliced
- Cinnamon for serving
Directions: 1. Mix together the milk, pudding mix, and ¾ container of Tru Whip until smooth. 2. In a 4 oz mason jars, place 4 small wafers, then layer ¼ pudding mix, then sliced bananas, and another ¼ pudding mix. Top with a few mini wafers and sprinkle with cinnamon! Refrigerate for at least another 30 minutes before serving. Serving size is they key in this healthier version of the tasty treat! Enjoy!
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