What Produce is in Season During Winter? (With Recipes)

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Planning your meals and snacks around what is in season is a great way to enjoy fruit in its prime and save some pennies at the same time. Support local farmers by purchasing your fruits and vegetables from them throughout the year. Keep reading to learn what produce is in season in January and February, and find some inspiration from the delicious recipes we’ve rounded up for you. 

Winter Produce

  • Broccoli It seems like broccoli gets a bad rap from kids, but there are so many ways you can serve broccoli besides steamed or raw! So if you have a child who doesn’t love broccoli, see if they like these broccoli tots or veggie muffins. Sometimes making the broccoli a little less visible goes a long way in getting your child to eat more veggies.
  • Cauliflower Cauliflower rice and crust have been all the rage in recent years, but we think your kids might love these cauliflower mashed “potatoes!”
  • Cabbage Looking to add a little crunch to your meals? Throw together a cabbage salad! The salad could be as simple as a normal salad with cabbage instead of lettuce, or you could try this flavor-packed Asian cabbage salad.
  • Brussels Sprouts Sar goodbye to the mushy brussels sprouts we all grew up with, and say hello to your new favorite, crispy, flavorful side dish. Roasted brussels sprouts are the perfect side for almost any meal!
  • Kale Sautéing kale is a simple and tasty way to prepare this vegetable, but this turkey, bean, and kale soup looks like the perfect winter meal.
  • Potatoes Looking for a different way to prepare potatoes, besides baking them or making fries? These melt in your mouth potatoes might become your new favorite!
  • Squash Butternut, acorn, spaghetti squash are just a few squash varieties for your family to try this winter. This cinnamon butternut squash recipe gives a sweeter spin on a classic squash.  
  • Citrus Most citrus fruits are in season during the winter, so this is a great time to serve grapefruit or orange juice slices with breakfast. This citrus garlic roasted chicken is a simple weeknight dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Which of these foods will you be adding to your grocery list this week? Try one of these new recipes and let us know what you think.

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