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Winter Fruit and Veggie Blues

The winter months can be an easy time to get off the fruit and vegetable wagon, since there are not as many fresh choices from which to choose. Often wintertime fruit and vegetables don’t taste as good simply because they are not in season.

A solution to this problem is to eat what is available right now. There are delicious options available that you may not have even considered:

Fruit
Apples
Coconuts
Dates
Cherimoya
Grapefruit
Oranges
Pear
Persimmons
Pomegranate
Pummelo
Red currants
Tangerines
Winter Squash

Vegetables:
Belgian endive
Bok choy
Brussels sprouts
Kale
Leeks
Mushrooms
Parsnips
Radicchio
Rutabagas
Sweet potatoes
Turnips
Yams

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients:

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Olive oil
  • Black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Balsamic vinegar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Trim the end of the Brussels sprouts. Cut in half lengthwise. Place in a bowl and add just enough olive oil and balsamic vinegar to lightly coat the sprouts (about 1 to 2 tablespoons each per 3 to 4 cups raw vegetables). Add salt and pepper to taste and toss together well. Place on non-greased baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes, flipping sprouts after about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Winter Citrus Salad

Ingredients:

  • 3 oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and sections cut away from membrane
  • 2 tangerines, peeled and sectioned
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup honey

Directions:
Combine orange, tangerine and grapefruit sections with walnuts in a bowl. Squeeze lime over salad; drizzle with honey. Stir to combine.  Enjoy!

For more healthy recipes visit the Centegra Healthy Living Institute website.