Your Guide to Winter Seasonal Eating
In the winter, it is harder to think of eating veggies since it is colder, but there are quite a few options. Look online for a chart local to your area for more information on what is available. You'll see that the supermarket has lots of vegetable and fruit options that are:
- Budget friendly
- Offer great flavor
- Great nutrition
Garlic, spinach, kale, collard, mustard greens, chard, beets, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, apples, pears, cauliflower, celery, potatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, mushrooms and winter squash are typically available around the country in the winter. Don’t forget citrus fruit, high in vitamin c to help your immune system. Herbs and spices can enhance the flavors of these winter veggies.
What can you do with these items?
Recipe: Quick One Pot Meal - White Bean & Kale Soup
Try this delicious soup for a warm, protein packed meal:
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ small onion finely chopped
- 1- 10oz bag of chopped kale
- 4 cups of organic vegetable or chicken broth
- 3 cups water
- 1- 15oz can white beans
- Salt & pepper to taste
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp allspice
- ½ cup raw rinsed quinoa
In a large soup pot, heat oil, garlic and onion over medium heat. Add kale and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add broth, water, beans, and spices. Bring to a boil, add quinoa and simmer for 20 minutes.