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Seasonal Produce Guide – January

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.

Seasonal Produce Guide for January, organized by color to help you eat the rainbow

Using fruits and vegetables when they are in season is an easy way to

  1. Ensure the best tasting produce
  2. Save money at the store
  3. Support local farms

I started sharing these Seasonal Produce Guides last year but stopped after a few months. However, a few people reached out and asked to share them again, so I’m happy to oblige!

measuring cup full of pomegranate seeds for january seasonal produce guide

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.

Beets

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.

Pomegranate

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!

 

 

4 Comments

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    Marie Spano January 7, 2018 (12:48 pm)

    I love your reminders on why we should eat in season! I often forget about parsnips, turnips and rutabagas!

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    Lauren O'connor January 8, 2018 (9:15 am)

    Great resource – produce in season always tastes best!

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    Ginger Hultin January 8, 2018 (5:53 pm)

    citrus in winter is my FAVE – great produce guide!

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    Abbey Sharp January 10, 2018 (6:29 am)

    Definitely will hold onto this resource! Thanks for sharing 🙂