When Spring hits most people think about one thing, Spring cleaning, but you can do so much more with the arrival of Spring, especially spicing it up in your kitchen. Spring means warmer weather, more BBQs, and more fruit but did you ever consider adding a new spice routine to your meal prepping?
As crazy as it may sound, adding spices to your classic Spring favorites, like fruit, will actually compliment the flavor really well. Spices can also help regulate your metabolism, making you feel better on those especially warmer days. Try adding these spices to your meals for a flavor enhancement that your taste buds will love.
Lavender is a beautiful flower but also gives food a distinct flavor. Lavender pairs perfectly with fruit like peaches, blackberries, lemons, and blueberries plus it is known to help with digestive problems. If you want to take it up a notch then add some lavender to a cocktail or to your water for a hint of flavor.
Turmeric has been big in the food industry in the last couple years and is still an amazing option to use. Turmeric is found in most curry dishes but it can also be added to salads, dips, and dressings. If you want to be really daring then throw it into your morning smoothie especially since it has properties that helps your heart and brain health, as well as, reducing inflammation and cleanses the liver.
Chili is the perfect additional to any stone fruit, like plums, cherries, and peaches. Chili has always been a popular option with mangoes, so why not try it on other tasty fruits. Chili is known to help curb appetite and increases energy levels, so you’re getting a lot with this one spice.
Mint is an great addition to any dress and really freshens up the meal. Pair mint with figs, melons, berries, or almost any fruit for a great taste or just add it to some water to liven it up a bit.
You can’t go wrong when adding spices to meals. What is your favorite spice to add to your Spring meals? We would love to know!