Sunday, February 3, 2013

Winter Foods

Winter is fully upon us, which can mean cold wins, snowy streets, and sparse sunlight.  However, the cooler weather also means some delicious, healthy crops are finally in season.  Buying food in season saves money, benefits the environment, and can add variety to your diet.      
Next time you’re looking for some healthy greens, consider stocking up on broccoli and brussel sprouts.  From January – March, broccoli and brussel sprouts are in their prime.  Cabbage and its superfood cousin kale are also in season during the colder months.

Green not your thing?  Winter is also the best time of year for root vegetables.  Parsnips, rutabegas, and turnips are in season.  Roasting these vegetables can add a comforting warmth to your cold-weather meals.
In terms of fruit, winter is a great time to stock up on some citrus.  While citrus is generally associated with tropical summers, grapefruit, lemons, tangerines, and oranges are actually in season in January and February. 

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