One of the many signs of spring is seeing fiddleheads sprout from the earth. For centuries, fiddleheads have been a traditional spring delicacy in many American Indian dishes. Fiddleheads are the fronds that grow from the earth from ferns. Not all fiddleheads are edible, but the ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) fiddleheads are.
Green beans, commonly referred to as string beans or snap beans, are a great fat-free, low-calorie snacking option or easy side dish when pairing with any meal. Be aware that canned beans (unless noted otherwise) contain added sodium. Fresh and frozen are a great option; if you or your family are more familiar with the texture of a canned bean, fresh or frozen varieties can be cooked a little longer for a softer bean without the added sodium.