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April’s Fruits & Veggies Inspire Dining Al Fresco

April’s Fruits & Veggies Inspire Dining Al Fresco

With the sun finally shining and a light breeze blowing, wouldn’t you agree that food tastes better? The spring weather just invites you outside and you’re no longer limited to dining at your table, but you can head to the park for a picnic, grill on the patio, or even dine al fresco at your favorite restaurant. Flavors pop, conversations seems better, and you’re even inspired to eat healthier.

When the weather inspires your meals, it’s hard to go wrong this time of year!

The early spring produce will mostly include vegetables, as fruit tends to thrive in the warmer months of summer. In season for April you’ll find these fruits and vegetables.

Vegetables: spring cabbages, carrots, potatoes, morel mushrooms

Fruit: Limes, lychee, papayas, strawberries

Who wouldn’t be inspired to eat something healthy with that list? With the cabbage, carrots, and potatoes, you could make a simple vegetable soup or stew. If you’re ready to shake loose your winter recipes, try some of these inspired ideas that are ideal for taking your plate from the dining room to the patio:

Papaya Mint Popsicles

Fresh Lime Salsa Picante

Asian Napa Cabbage Carrot Slaw with Snow Peas

Momofuku Lychee Lime Mint Sorbet

Strawberry Shortcake

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11:17AM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

Thanks, Brandi! Really wonderful post.

8:06AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

yum :)

9:38PM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

Thank you.

9:38PM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

Thank you.

4:27AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Thanks

6:36AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

Some of these are not available in Poland at all.

7:43AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

ty

12:30AM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Thanks for posting!

10:09AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Thanks for posting.

8:25AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Thanks for April's abundance.

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