Winter Fruit and Veggie Recipes

Brrrr! It officially feels like winter now! We got spoiled by that warmer weather, and now it’s frigid up here in the mid-Atlantic.

ash cold

When it’s this cold outside, all I want to do is stay under a blanket and eat carbs. Seriously, there’s something about cold weather that just makes me want bread, sweet things, anything with sugar!

It’s also harder to eat fruits and veggies in the colder months, because there’s fewer fresh options. I once bought peaches in the winter…yuck! They were mushy and had no flavor! In the summer, you can’t help but eat delicious fresh fruits and veggies – berries, peaches, tomatoes, beans.

But what do you do when it’s freezing and your options are limited?

Well, turns out that there are a decent amount of fruits and veggies that are actually in season during the winter! Here are just a few:

WInter fruits

winter veggies

And there are so many more! Think about all the delicious, healthy recipes you could make from winter fruits and veggies.

When it comes to getting your daily servings of veggies, the key for the winter months is ROASTING! If you love cold salads in winter, more power to you, but I need something warm. All of those winter veggies I listed (well, except avocado) can be roasted – just drizzle some olive oil on them and pop them in the oven at 375 for 30 minutes or so! Play around with different combinations to find one you like. Right now, I’m loving a combo of sweet potato, red onion and cauliflower.

I love playing around with adding winter fruits to my smoothie recipes. Here’s an awesome smoothie with kiwi. I love the slightly tropical taste, it makes me feel just a little warmer!

Kiwi Pear Smoothie

::sigh:: Summer will be back soon, right?! In the meantime, keep eating your fruits and veggies everyone!!!

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