A Seasonal Produce Guide for the month of January, organizing the fruits and vegetable choices by color to ensure you "Eat the Rainbow".
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.
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.
This Crunchy Winter Vegetable Salad Recipe from Bon Appetit looks perfect to include 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.
Parsnips, Turnips & Rutabagas
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!