Hello Loyal Soup People!
You’ll often hear companies (including Soupergirl!) claim that they cook seasonally. I recently realized that a lot of people don’t know what that means, nor do they understand its importance.
In a modern, industrialized world we have access to everything, immediately, at all times. You can have an organic bunch of asparagus delivered to your door within the hour! But should you?
There’s an argument that nature provides different foods for us during the different seasons. In the summer, we’re often feeling hot, a bit dehydrated, and crave lighter foods. What’s available? Fruits and vegetables that are full of water, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelon, and zucchini. In the winter, we want to stay warm. We want to eat more starchy foods such as sweet potatoes and winter squash. Eating watermelon, for example, in January, doesn’t make much sense! Nor does eating pumpkin in July.
Once I started eating seasonally, I really began paying attention to my body’s cravings and digestion. Also, the food is so much more fresh. Eating a freshly picked tomato at peak season in August makes those mealy ones found in the supermarket in January look so sad.
Eating seasonally means your food travels faster from the farm to your table. You eat a wider variety of fresh food throughout the year, and your body might really respond well. Give it a try! Asparagus season is around the corner!
*NOTE – Soupermom is not a licensed dietitian, doctor, personal trainer, or anything like that. She’s just extremely knowledgeable about healthy living!! But if you slip and fall while taking her advice, it is not her fault!