Seasonal Eating, why you MUST start now

If you’ve ever visited a farmers market you know that there are certain fruits and vegetables around specifically for seasons.   There are reasons why certain fruits and vegetables are better for you during those seasons than others. These are their peak seasons. Also called Seasonal Eating!

Nowadays when you visit the supermarket, you’ll see fruits and vegetables all year round that do not match up to the season.  This is because we now get fruits and vegetables from all corners of the earth shipped to one store.  Think of this like GMO’s, it is always much healthier to eat what is local than what has been MADE AVAILABLE to you!  This is called Seasonal Eating or eating by the season!  Watch out once per season for our special seasonal eating picks to keep you and your family healthy and in SEASON!

Benefits of staying in season with your fruits or vegetables:

  1. It’s much more cost effective
  2. It tastes better
  3. More nutritional value
  4. More environmentally conscious

Some great seasonal fruits & veggies for Winter:

Bananas Artichokes
Clementines Beets
Cranberries Broccoli
Grapefruit Brussels sprouts
Grapes Cabbage
Guava Cauliflower
Kiwi Celeriac
Kumquat Jicama
Lemons Kale
Limes Leeks
Mandarin Oranges Lettuce
Blood Oranges Okra
Pears Potatoes
Persimmons Radicchio
Pomegranates Radishes
Tangerines Rhubarb
Snow Peas
Sweet Potatoes
Winter squash

Great Recipes with Winter Seasonal Vegetables so you can continue your Seasonal Eating:

Kale Wrapped

  1. Preheat your oven to 425
  2. Get a head of Kale and make sure to break the pieces into big pieces
  3. Rub Olive Oil on the Kale pieces
  4. Use Tofu, Ground Turkey, or Ground Beef and put it in your pan with some chopped onions, olive oil, and sea salt. Cook until browned.
  5. Chop up carrots, radishes, okra, and brussel sprouts (broccoli can also be used) and add to the mixture in your pan.
  6. Take a spoon full of the mixture from the pan and put it on top of the pieces of kale.
  7. Cook for 20-25 minutes and enjoy!

Pomegranate Chicken Salad

  1. Make some grilled chicken
  2. Get some kale or lettuce
  3. Add in some tomatoes
  4. Next add cucumber
  5. Add some carrots
  6. Combine your salad ingredients
  7. Take the Pomegranate seeds and spread them throughout the salad and enjoy!

Interesting facts

Winter Squash actually makes an amazing soup ingredient…think butternut squash but use Winter Squash…you’re welcome!

Kumquats are a delicious season fruit.  Most people have never tried one, so if you’re in that group go out and get some today!  They can lend a refined look and taste to most dishes!

Radishes are a great source of Vitamin C!

Blood Oranges are great for holiday dishes with their deep red color!

Snow Peas are high in vitamin C & vitamin K!

Cabbage contains phytonutrients sure to detox the body!

A quick sneak peek into Spring

Don’t forget to look for:  Mustard Greens, Apricots, Asparagus, etc.

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