Fit for the Fireworks Fuel: ASPARAGUS

You’re going to need some awesome fuel to power through those amazing PSF workouts and I’ve got you covered. During this 14 Day Fit for the Fireworks mini-challenge, I’ll be highlighting a different ingredient and share some recipes that showcase it’s magnificence! Stay tuned, things are about to get delicious!

Ingredient 1: Asparagus

In season – NOW!!! Right now!!!

What to look for when buying – Stalks should be firm, not weak and flimsy. Asparagus should be green (or purple, yep, that’s a thing!) without bruising or brown coloring.

Flavor – A little bit bitter, but that can be tamed with roasting or grilling. Raw is more bitter than cooked, but can taste amazing with the right dressing! Thinner stalks will be less woody/chewy than their thicker counterparts.

Storage – Trim the ends of asparagus and keep them upright, with stems resting in a little bit of water. You can easily place them in small vase or a shallow bowl, cup or pan with a couple inches of water to cover the trimmed ends. Kind of like flowers!

Great Recipes to Try

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Dressing

Asparagus and Egg Salad

Spring Peas and Asparagus Pasta Salad

Grilled Asparagus Poached Eggs on Toast

Asparagus with Toasted Seeds and Mustard Vinaigrette

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