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Eat Seasonal: Winter Produce Guide

Product Specialist | Shield HealthCare
02/27/18  12:05 PM PST
Updated April 2019

Why Eat Seasonally?

Eating seasonally allows produce to ripen in its natural environment prior to harvesting. This allows us to enjoy produce at its peak of ripeness making it less expensive, environmentally friendly, more flavorful and more nutritious.

Buying produce in season for you area not only supports local farmers, it reduces distribution efforts. This makes it easier on your wallet while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Use this guide for seasonal produce shopping in your area. Discover new foods and healthy recipes each season!

Common Winter Produce

  • Apples
  • Artichokes
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Citrus
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Potatoes
  • Rutabagas
  • Sweet Potatoes and Yams
  • Winter Squash

Healthy Winter Recipes

Change up your weekly menu with these yummy and nutrient packed seasonal recipes.

Rachael’s Good Eats – Loaded Apple Nachos: A sweet treat for snack or dessert. Easily swap out nacho toppings for your liking.
Rachael’s Good Eats – Sweet Broiled Grapefruit: A healthy, easy, sweet, warm, and sugar free dessert.
The Healthy Foodie – Greek Style Oven Roasted Rutabaga: A perfect side-dish to roasted chicken or use to top a salad. 
The Healthy Foodie – No Sugar Added Sweet Potato Muffins: Perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast. 
Rachael’s Good Eats – Spaghetti Squash with Chunky Turkey Marinara Sauce: A fresh and flavorful alternative to pasta. 

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