5 In-Season Fruits to Enjoy this Spring
By Ali Struhs
March 17, 2015
After a frigid winter of battling the flu and common cold, boost your immune system with juicy, springtime fruits. You’ll find several ripe, fresh fruit options at the supermarket that boast high amounts of antioxidants and vitamins A and C and that can be added to many of the Jenny Craig meals. Here’s a look at five in-season fruits, from honeydew and mangoes, to enjoy this spring.
With just 64 calories in one wedge, honeydew melon is a sweet, juicy fruit with a refreshing springtime taste. It also contains over half of your daily recommended value of vitamin C to help keep your immune system healthy. Add a slice of honeydew as a side to any of the Jenny Craig breakfasts, such as the savory Breakfast Scramble or the delicious Cinnamon Swirl French Toast. You can even add it to a fresh green salad to pair with any of the Jenny Craig lunch or dinner meals!
Strawberries are the quintessential springtime fruit. These ruby red berries are the most popular berries in the world – and for good reason, too. Strawberries are loaded with potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. Keep a container of strawberries washed and ready to eat in the refrigerator since they pair well with breakfast or dessert. Try slicing a few strawberries to put on top of our Multi-Grain Hoops Cereal in the morning, or munch on a couple berries with the Triple Chocolate Cheesecake to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Originating in Asia over 4,000 years ago, apricots are a juicy, orange fruit that is super low in calories (17 calories) but packed with nutrition. Apricots are a good source of vitamins A and C, fiber, and potassium. For a savory and sweet dish, try adding slices of apricots to Sesame Chicken or Asian Style Chicken. For a quick snack, you can also eat an apricot with the Yogurt Dream Bar.
In season beginning in May, this sour citrus fruit is a vitamin C and antioxidant powerhouse that can beef up your immune system. Limes highlight flavors in Mexican dishes, so squeeze the juice of a lime over the lean Southwest Style Chicken Fajita Bowl for a zesty, spicy lunch.
Mangoes are the most popular fruit in the world! Like other yellow and orange fruits, mangoes contain antioxidants and high levels of vitamins A and C. Whip up a quick mango salsa by dicing and mixing up a mango, red bell pepper, cilantro, and a squirt of lime juice to spread over the Baja-Style Chicken Quesadilla.