By Erika Kertz, Baptist Dietetic Intern
Reviewed by Katy Bowen, RD, Director of Community Outreach, CHEF
Edited by Andi Champion, Marketing Manager, CHEF
Purchasing your produce when it’s in-season has many great benefits. In-season produce is good for the environment, contains more nutrients, and tastes better than out-of-season produce. It’s also an easy way to save money since the grocery store can sell it for less due to the increase in supply.
During the winter months in Texas, shop for broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, kale, and carrots. These hearty vegetables are perfect for soups or stews and will keep you warm in the chilly weather! Another tasty way to include more seasonal produce in your diet is with our Wholesome Whole Grain Bowl. This bowl can be easily customized based off what is in-season in your area and off of your taste preferences. Make this meal as colorful as possible by including a variety of vegetables to get the most nutrients.
If you are craving fruit during the winter, look for oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and pomegranates at the grocery store. Citrus fruits grow and taste better during this time of year. They also contain immune system boosting vitamin C, which can be help our body ward off the common cold. A tasty way include winter fruits in your diet is with our Pomegranate Kale Salad. This filling but light salad packs tons of flavor and nutrients!