Winter season wins

The winter season is bountiful with a variety of colorful, delicious fruits and vegetables that conjure the sentiments of the season, while nourishing your body. Here are a few of my favorite winter fruits and veggies …


Oranges, grapefruits and tangerines are all so juicy and delicious this time of year. They are a satisfying, healthy snack and they make a great salad topping or dressing. Citrus fruits are brimming with vitamin C, high in fiber and water, and low in calories. Want to know more about citrus? We have a blog for that!

Leafy Greens

I love a deep, green crunchy kale salad topped off with bright red pomegranate seeds. The leafy greens of the season are loaded with calcium, iron, vitamins A and C, folate, vitamin K, magnesium and phytonutrients. Click here for more information on the health benefits of leafy greens.

Root vegetables

Nothing says winter meal time like a piping hot tray of roasted root vegetables, or a steamy, baked sweet potato. Turnips, parsnips, celeriac and carrots are just a few of the delicious root vegetables to choose from this time of year. Because root vegetables grow downward, they absorb a lot of nutrients from the soil. They are packed with a high concentration of antioxidants, Vitamins A and C and potassium, to name a few. They are also a great source of fiber and complex carbohydrates.

Try this Food Network Roasted Root Vegetable Medley recipe from Wolfgang Puck.

That is just a small sampling of the great variety of winter fruits and vegetables to choose from! Maybe you can find a new one to try this season.

Get inspired by this list from the “Fruit and Veggies more matters” website:

Winter Fruits and Vegetables

This website has it all – including tips for selection and storage of fruits and veggies, their nutritional benefits, preparation tips and recipes!

Looking for more winter produce recipes?  Here you go!…

Cooking Light. In Season: Winter.

Cooking Light. Best Recipes for Winter Vegetables and Fruits.

Everyday Health. Seasonal Cooking with Winter Foods.

BuzzFeed. 37 Colorful and Healthy Winter Salads.

Shape. Winter Foods.

Food Network. Winter Vegetable and Fruit Recipes.

Jen Kim, RDN

About Jen Kim, RDN

Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). She completed her Bachelor's of Science degree at the University of Illinois, and holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from San Diego State University. Jennifer also has a Certification in Adult Weight Management. She has worked in hospitals as a Clinical Dietitian, done obesity research and worked as a Corporate Dietitian for a national weight loss company. Jennifer is passionate about helping people live healthier lives. She believes in a balanced approach to nutrition - where all foods can fit - centered around a natural, plant-based diet. Jen lives in San Diego with her husband and two boys - where she enjoys playing soccer and tennis, hiking, playing on the beach, playing board games and shooting pool.

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