Spring into Spring Break

1.  Wake-Up Earlier and Play Outside.  The sun is shining earlier and staying out later. Support your internal rhythms and experiment by starting your day with the sun. Go outside to watch the dawn. Let yourself laugh and play and feel the fresh spring air as a child would!

2.  Lighten Up Your Food.  Spring is a time for expanding energy, not storing. Therefore, heavier, slow-cooked winter meals should increasingly be replaced with briskly-cooked fresh ingredients. Instead of eating root vegetables, try eating more of the veggies that are popping up above the soil like beans, asparagus, and spring onions.

3. Eat Fresh. Add some sour foods like vinegar and lemon into your dishes. Also think about pungent flavors. Sprucing up your meals with mint, spring onions, ginger, horseradish, mustard, and pepper will leave you feeling clear and invigorated. Finally, fending off the cool spring winds with gently warming herbs like fennel, oregano, rosemary, caraway, dill, and bay leaves will keep you thriving until the summer heat hits full-force.

4. Stay Bundled. The winds are blowing stronger this time of year. Even though the weather is getting warmer, make sure you keep that scarf  on and refrain from walking around barefoot until the sun is shining more consistently.

Stay healthy and happy!

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