March 27, 2015

5 Friday Favorites: Five Favorite Spring Foods 3/27/15

Don't forget to enter my MealEnders giveaway !

Since spring is my favorite season, and I love food, the DC Trifecta Friday Five linkup of five favorite spring foods seemed to be a great match. Read what my five favorite springtime foods are. 

5 Friday Favorites: Good Things

1. Jersey Peaches


I grew up in South Jersey and was always around fresh produce and farms when I was younger. It may be surprising to you, but New Jersey is called the Garden State for a reason! I love all types of fruit year round, but there is something great about a fresh Jersey peach in season. Juicy, sweet, the size of a softball and absolutely delicious! 

2. Ice Cream 


kohrs-bros-ice-cream1

I love ice cream in any weather-I heard they actually sell more in the winter! However as the weather gets nicer I definitely find myself enjoying it more. I love taking walks to grab some local ice cream in the city or visit a local shop in my travels. A childhood favorite is always a big soft-serve cone from Kohrs Bros. at the Jersey shore right before the summer is in full swing. I posted the photo on Instagram and apparently others thought it looked delicious as well! 

3. Huge Fresh Salads

Baltimore needs a SweetGreen for sure!


With lots of fresh local produce becoming more available I love making huge salads with a variety of chopped produce I have on hand. With warm weather and sunshine I  am always craving fresh salads for lunch-the bigger (and more filling), the better!  
Baltimore totally needs more fresh salad spots.  

4. Iced Coffee

iced-coffee1
Usually my iced coffee is not as fancy as this one from Le Diplomate in DC!
I love spring because it means I start switching over to enjoy iced coffee during the day.  I make it at home, but more often than not am picking up one in a plastic cup from whatever coffee shop is closest.  I love that I can pretty much grab one anywhere nowadays. 

5. Smoothies & Juices


nutri-ninja-1 gundalow-juice-1
With warmer weather I also want more refreshing juices and smoothies. A cold fruit smoothie definitely hits the spot after a warm weather run. Whether I'm whipping up a big green smoothie as a snack or grabbing a fresh, fruity Gundalow juice while I'm on-the-go, both hit the spot. I also love that I now have my NutriNinja which can blend ice into my smoothies to make them think and icy. 

I'm also linking up with ClareJill,Katie, and Heather


Be sure to go check out the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Kickoff Virtual Run.  

Submit a 5K time here before April 1st and you can receive a free tank or tee-shirt! 

Who doesn't love a free shirt? 

RNR-Las-Vegas-Kickoff-Run

How awesome is that! If you want to join me on the #stripatnight, be sure to register here starting April 1st!

What's one of your favorite spring foods? Do you eat ice cream year round? 

20 comments:

  1. Of course I love ice cream in the warmer months (and all seasons) but I definitely get in the mood for salads! I wish we had better salad places in Baltimore...maybe we do and I just haven't found them:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There's a few-I've heard Nalley Fresh is supposed to be good!

      Delete
  2. Ice cream with rainbow sprinkles is always my go to!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's the best way of course :)

      Delete
  3. obvs ice cream all year! but there is something extra sweet about enjoying a local cone by the lake in the summer. So pumped for iced coffee season.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I do not eat icecream all year long so when it becomes nicer out it is more of a treat for me as I do not keep it in the house. -L

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I rarely keep it in the house because that would be dangerous!

      Delete
  5. Love all of this! I pretty much would have written the exact same thing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's why I like you, haha!

      Delete
  6. my folks are both from south jersey so i agree with you about jersey produce! happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome! I love visiting and getting fresh veggies & fruits!

      Delete
  7. I really miss Sweetgreen. I moved to Bucks Co, PA and don't have one close like I did in Northern VA. And yay for ice cream, that looks so good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wish there was a Sweetgreen closer to me too.

      Delete
  8. All of those eats look soooo good! Yum!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Big salads, ice cream, and smoothies! YUM!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I absolutely love the salads from Sweetgreen in Georgetown. I wish there was one closer because they are awesome!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's the Sweetgreen I've been too! So delicious.

      Delete