SHOPPING FOR WINTER FRUITS AND VEGGIES

179073108-editWhen Winter rolls around, many people turn toward hearty comfort foods such as stews, macaroni and cheese, or steak and potatoes to keep them warm or chase away winter blues. Those kinds of meals can be expensive, and loaded with extra calories. Don’t forget that there are a wide variety of fresh fruits and veggies in season during the winter.  In fact, produce is usually the least expensive when it is in season, and seasonal fruits and vegetables generally taste sweeter and have the highest level of available nutrients.

A wide variety of fruits and vegetables is important for your diet, as each one contains a unique combination of nutrients. By using the seasonal shopping list below, you can help find a variety of colorful, nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables to brighten up your plate—and chase away the winter blues!

Winter—December, January, February

  • Avocados
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbages
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery root
  • Chicory
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • Grapefruit
  • Greens
  • Kale
  • Kiwi
  • Leeks
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Pears
  • Spinach
  • Sweet oranges
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Wild mushrooms