Season's Eatings: January Produce Guide

January produce guide by the savvy spoon healthy clean eating
Ripe up your life!

Congratulations, you've made it halfway through January! If you're still killin your resolution #goals (or if you need to rewind renew reset), I'm sure your diet has been or will be all about those veggies - yaaaas. That's awesome!! But did you know if you eat what's in season the flavors of your veggies will be even bolder and brighter? The nutrients even stronger? Your food even cleaner? Your carbon footprint smaller and your community impact bigger??? Yes, just by eating what is locally in season you can accomplish all of these things. Damngina. That seems easy enough right?

Well, sometimes it's tricky to know what's in season because our groceries often have almost everything available to us - by importing from afar. If you're enjoying a big red tomato in the middle of winter, that juicy red fruit/veg/jury's still out probably came from a galaxy far, far away. Or Mexico. But in reality, fruit and veggies that are out of season can be tasteless, less nutritious, higher in pesticides, take longer to get to you (less fresh and less ripe) and of course, higher in price (if the rest didn't get you that might!). Just a fewwww baby reasons why eating in season is important to at least keep in mind!

Some fruits and veggies you might automatically associate with seasons, where others you might be less sure about where they should really fit in the calendar. Sure, butternut squash is probably what you think of for fall, strawberries in summer, peas in spring. But in the middle of cold and dark winter, what is considered the freshest? Well as it turns out... it's a lot of things that grow in the cold and dark haha - ROOTS! Beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes and turnips are all great examples of in season veggies that are packed full of flavor and nutrients in winter. And all hale the kale! For those with a sweet tooth, lucky for us! juicy citrus fruit and bright punchy pomegranates are in season too.

Need some recipe ideas using the fruits and veggies above? Perf - I've scoured the web and Savvy's database for some inspiration below! Have a favorite seasonal recipe you want to share? Send me whatcha got in the comments or email, I'd love to try!

Eating Seasonally is Easy!

BEETS









BRUSSELS SPROUTS




Crispy Sauteed Brussels Sprouts by The Savvy Spoon






CITRUS




Birthday Lemon Chicken by The Savvy Spoon






KALE



Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas by Minimalist Baker (one of my all time faves!)




Sesame Kale Glow Bowl by The Glowing Fridge

LEEKS 







POMEGRANATE


Pomegranate Palomas by The Savvy Spoon





POTATO


Roasted Smashed Potatoes by Lemon-Sugar




Honey Mustard and Rosemary Chicken (with Potatoes) by Matters of the Belly

SWEET POTATO







TURNIPS


Sunday Night Stew (with Turnips) by The Pioneer Woman






If you make any of these recipes, let me know! Leave a comment, tell me what you think + be sure to tag any pictures with @TheSavvySpoon or #TheSavvySpoon on Instagram!

xoxo
Cay

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