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BIG Nutrition: The seasonal food guide

7
Sep

BIG Nutrition: The seasonal food guide

Later this month Tom Brady’s book, The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance, will be released. I’ll be covering his diet in a future blog once the book is out, but if you want a jump start, his diet is primarily plant-based and he eats foods that are in season.

Luckily, a new app is available to learn more about which vegetables, fruits, nuts, and legumes are in season in your area anywhere in the U.S. The Seasonal Food Guide contains facts about each food including storage tips to keep the food fresh, recipes, and the environmental impact.

Why seasonal foods? The primary reason is that foods eaten when they are in season often taste better and may contain more of the antioxidant-rich nutrients than off season produce. When purchasing, you can take it a step further and obtain produce from a local farmer’s market which is a boost to the local economy. Available now along with some recipes linked are:

  • Apples (muffins)
  • Tomatoes (soup-although you won’t find this in TB’s intake, more on that later)
  • Beets (smoothie)
  • Blackberries, raspberries (no recipe needed, just yummy on their own!)
  • Brussels sprouts (side dish)
  • Swiss chard (side dish)
  • Rosemary, oregano, parsley, cilantro and more!

Happy and healthful eating,

Donna G. Pertel, MEd, RD, LDN

Want to make sure that the protein you are eating is being used for muscle building and repair, join the nutrition challenge and learn which foods you need to eat to make it happen. Interested? Contact me at donnapertel@crossfitbostonirongrit.com.

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