Sharing January’s seasonal produce guide to help you find fruits and vegetables that are in season to create Mediterranean diet inspired recipes all month long.
Why Eat Seasonal Produce?
Eating fruits and vegetables from an array of different colors is a great way to ensure you are getting key nutrients from food. Each color offers their own health benefits, so eating the rainbow gives you the whole combo.
In our on-going effort to cut back our grocery bill while simultaneously eating a colorful array of fruits and vegetables, I’ve been relying on seasonal produce guides. Seasonal produce guides let you know which fruits and vegetables are in their peak season during the year.
Using fruits and vegetables when they are in season is an easy way to
- Ensure the best tasting produce
- Save money at the store
- Support local farms
I’m also taking it one step further and sharing some great looking recipes that I’m excited to try this month that fit into the January Seasonal Produce Guide. Using the Seasonal Produce Guide is a great way to discover new ingredients and find new recipes.
Great for heart health, beets can be enjoyed in numerous ways including canned, roasted, spiraled and even added to smoothies.
This Arugula and Beet Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese comes together so quickly and is packed with flavor.
This recipe for a Spiralized Beet Noodle Wrap from Foodal seems perfect for lunch, especially for anyone wanting to add more plant based foods to their meals.
A powerhouse ingredient, pomegranate can be enjoyed in so many ways. You can add the seeds to salads or add the juice to sauces, smoothies or enjoy on its own. Full of antioxidants, it’s a great addition to a healthy diet.
This Chia Pomegranate Smoothie is a quick and easy breakfast idea.
Here are 40 Pomegranate Recipes that includes all kinds of winter produce, including those tangy, crunchy pomegranate seeds I love!
Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts & Kale
I recently shared one of my newest obsessions via instagram– this Cruciferous Crunch Collection from Trader Joe’s and used it in this Pomegranate and Walnut Salad Recipe. The perfect amount of crunch, plus you could add in pomegranate seeds or citrus fruits and get a whole lot of colorful, seasonal fruits all in one.
This Winter Apple & Brussel Sprouts Salad is a great example of using multiple seasonal ingredients to create an amazing dish.
Brussels sprouts have really come a long way in the past few years. One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is by making this Crispy Air Fried Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan. So delicious and quick, thanks to the air fryer.
Parsnips, Turnips & Leeks
This Gut Healthy Turmeric Vegetable Broth is perfect for using winter vegetables like carrots, parsnips, turnips and leeks. Plus it’s so tasty that you can just drink it right out of a mug!
A great ingredient not only for all the vitamins and minerals, but very budget friendly! We love roasting a big batch of sweet potatoes to enjoy during the week for quick lunches and breakfasts.
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