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April 24, 2017 / Nicole Villeneuve

Seasonal Snapshot: What Is in Season in May

Whole wheat waffles with blueberries and walnuts

Ah, spring—finally time for sun, blue sky and ... superfoods?

That's right: springtime foods are powerful detoxifiers, and after months of heavier, dense foods like root veggies and animal proteins and much time spent indoors, it can be beneficial to take advantage of the season's greens, shoots and fruits to feel refreshed and energized for warmer months ahead.

Eating in alignment with the seasons is a powerful thing to do for your health (and as an added bonus, it’s often more economical than eating out-of-season). If you’re looking for some seasonal cooking inspiration – and happen to live in the Northern Hemisphere – here’s a glimpse of what is in season in May.


Green beans
Swiss chard



Favorite Recipes Using May's Seasonal Produce

Pro tip: Search for these ingredients on PlateJoy to find recipes that showcase them! Here are a few of our favorites.

Breakfast: Skillet strata with bacon, cheddar & chard
Lunch: Brie, apricot & prosciutto sandwiches
Dinner: Asparagus, parmesan & farro risotto
Dessert: Greek yogurt with blackberries & almonds

To make the most of springtime – and eat in line with nature – consider making the ingredients above the focal point of your meals. Not only will it be more affordable to work these into your diet at this time of year, seasonal produce requires much less work to get maximum flavor.

Nicole Villeneuve

Nicole Villeneuve is a certified Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach. A graduate of Yale University, she previously worked in book publishing, with a focus on cookbooks and health, and ran the food blog Paper and Salt. Her writing has been featured in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and The Daily Beast. Nicole lives in San Francisco and loves cooking, reading, exploring new restaurants, and running by the ocean. You can (very occasionally) find her on Twitter.

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