winter vegetables

What’s in Season: Winter

In New England and across the country, winter has arrived. With it comes warm socks, extra blankets, and comfort foods to keep our bodies warm inside and out.

The daylight is shorter and the temperatures are cooler but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an abundant amount of fresh and ripe produce hitting the markets. There’s no better reason to fire up the oven for a healthy, hearty dish than a cold winter day!

Here are nine of our favorite winter vegetables and fruits, with recipes to match.

Winter Vegetables

Sweet Potatoes (Sweet Potato Hash with Egg)
Turnips (Turnips with Cabbage and White Beans)
Kale (Kale with Nuts and Raisins)
Beets (Harvard Beets)
Winter Squash (Squash Soup)
Collard Greens (Collard Green Gumbo with Ham Hock)

Winter Fruits

Grapefruit (Broiled Grapefruit Halves)
Oranges (Citrus Broiled Salmon)
Pears (Pear in Orange Sauce)

Learn more about fruits that are in season from last winter’s post: The Fruits of Winter.

Written by Adriene Worthington, RDN, LDN

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