Hi! I'm Alison.

Welcome to Food by Mars. Your source for healthy recipes, wellness tips and tricks to easily integrate into your life. As a Holistic Health Coach, it's my mission to connect the mind, body and soul with whole foods & whole living.

Let's Connect:

Seasonal Produce Guide for Spring

Seasonal Produce Guide for Spring from Food by Mars

Why eat seasonal food? There are many reasons! But to name a few of the best: better taste, more nutrients, variety, more cost-effective. On top of that, try eating local and organic produce when you can (keep this list on you while shopping: dirty dozen). Reasons for that include: more nutritional value (the longer something is sitting on a truck... the less fresh and nutritional it will be), the limitation of GMOs and pesticides you're ingesting as well as reducing your carbon footprint... not to mention, in doing so, you are hopefully supporting local farms! I also believe that certain seasonal produce is not just in season due to the weather conditions... but because that's what our body needs at this time. As an example, I suffer from allergies in the spring (mainly from dust!) and eating citrus every morning is super helpful in keeping my immune system up with the additional vitamin C.

Below is your shopping list! Happy shopping, cooking, and eating... oh and, HAPPY SPRING! Recipes to come featuring some of these ingredients...


vegetables

leeks, scallions, avocado (whoops... actually a fruit), artichoke, asparagus, green beans, carrots

leeks, scallions, avocado (whoops... actually a fruit), artichoke, asparagus, green beans, carrots

Artichokes

Asparagus 

Carrots

Beans

Fennel

Leeks

Peas

Potatoes

Spinach

Watercress

 

Fruit

 oranges, grapefruit, strawberries

 oranges, grapefruit, strawberries

Apricots

Avocados

Citrus

Mangoes

Pineapples

Rhubarb

Strawberries

 

HERBS

lemongrass, dill, chives, parsley

lemongrass, dill, chives, parsley

Chervil

Chives

Dill

Lemongrass

Lime Leaf

Mint

Marjoram

Oregano

Parsley

Rosemary

Tarragon

Thyme

 

 

Vitamins & nutrition

(click for nutritional info)

No-bake Lemon Squares

Greek Baked Elephant Beans (Gigantes)