As the snow melts and the grass is visible again, I am looking out on the earth with fresh eyes. The cardinals have returned and I notice the bare trees and shrubs in a whole new light. The grass and flower beds and buds on the trees make everything old look new again. After weeks and weeks of the same old snowy backdrop, I had stopped noticing the world around me. It reminds me of my lawyer days when, after working on a brief for days on end, I would always ask a colleague to review the brief with a fresh pair of eyes. Sometimes, when we stare at the same thing, over and over again, we stop seeing it at all.
It can be the same way with the food we eat. We get into ruts and habits and often eat without thinking. Spring is the perfect time to take a step back and look at what you are eating with fresh eyes. Instead of mindlessly grabbing the same old processed snacks, imagine yourself putting on a new fabulous pair of sunglasses that force you to look at everything in a new way. And, the spring harvest gives us plenty to see as we welcome back our old spring favorites like strawberries, plums, peas and asparagus. Taking the time to give your food choices a fresh look may be just what you need to add some new whole food fashion accessories to your healthy food wardrobe.