As the brut of winter begins to settle in, we may think it’s difficult to eat seasonally. But in reality, it’s much easier than you would think! Many of your pantry staples are in their prime season this month, making it a great time to whip up some delicious meals. Here’s a few things that are in season this month:
We can’t get enough of beets. They are vibrant, antioxidant rich root veggies that house nutritional benefits in the ENTIRE plant. They help detox your body from free radicals and give you a great source of key vitamins and minerals. If you’re looking for a new way to get beets into your diet, blend them in your next smoothie! You’ll get an extra dose of nutrition and make your smoothie really pop with color!
While many of us enjoy potatoes all year round, right now is the best time to pick up these tasty root veggies since they were just recently harvested a few months ago. Aside from being delicious in just about any form, potatoes are also packed with nutrition. They are a good source of fiber and antioxidant, and even contain more potassium than a banana! All the more reason to add potatoes to your next meal.
They may make you shed a tear while you chop them, but those tears are worth it when it comes to onions. It’s no wonder that they are in so many recipes – they add delightful flavor to dishes. But we bet you didn’t know that they are also a great way to get in some lavish health benefits. Keeping them raw helps reduce bad cholesterol. When you add them to just about any recipe, onions help regulate your blood sugar, provide vitamin C, and fight against free radicals. So take advantage of onions being in season and add them to your next meal!
Cabbage is normally harvested in the late summer/early fall, but it is still trailing along in season. Packed with antioxidants, it is widely known in the Eastern world as the secret of youth. Cabbage is also rich in essential vitamins like vitamins C, B, K,and A. If you’re looking for a fun and simple way to add cabbage into your meal plan, check out our recipe for roasted cabbage! It’s full of flavor and nutrition that everyone will love.