I would like to welcome you to my blog. Many people are struggling and deciding which expenses they can pay and which will have to wait. Many times there is little, if anything, left to buy food. I would like to offer these families some hope and knowledge on how to feed their families a healthy meal in these difficult times.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Winter Veggies

Winter is the time where we have less available in the produce department that is in season and therefore cost effective. Below is a list of what IS in season this time of year so you have a better idea of what to look for when you go to the store for fresh produce. Buying foods in season gives you the best quality and flavor. Produce that isn't grown locally is picked not fully ripened, to withstand shipping, and has not developed its full flavor.

I will also share links to recipes I find that I like using these veggies. You will find all the recipe links on my Recipe Index page.

Veggie                                                                 Benefits

Artichokes                                                         Fiber, Vitamin C, Magnesium, copper, Potassium,

Avacados                                                           Vitamins A,C, and E, Potassium, Fiber, Iron

Bok Choy                                                            Vitamins C and A, Folate

Broccoli                                                              Vitamin C, Folate, Fiber, Calcium, Iron

Broccoli Rabe                                                   Vitamin C, Iron

Brussel Sprouts                                                Vitamins C and A, Folate, Potassium

Cabbage                                                              Vitamins A and C

Cauliflower                                                         Vitamin C, Folate, Fiber

Celery Root                                                        Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron

Jerusalem Artichokes                                   Iron, Thiamin, Potassium, Phosphorus, Copper,
                                                                                Fiber, Vitamin C, Niacin

Kale                                                                       Vitamins A and C, Calcium, Iron

Lettuce                                                                 Vitamins A and C

Parsnips                                                               Vitamin C, Folate

Radishes                                                              Vitamin C

Rhubarb                                                               Fiber, Vitamin C

Rutabaga                                                             Vitamins C and A

Salisfy                                                                   Fiber, Vitamins C and B-6, Riboflavin, Potassium

Snow Peas                                                           Vitamin C

Squash (hard varieties)                                 Vitamins A and C, Potassium, Fiber, Folate, Thiamin

Potatoes                                                              Vitamins  C and B-6, Fiber, Copper, Folate,
                                                                                Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Niacin, Iron,
                                                                                Calcium. Sweet Potatoes:  also add Vitamin A

Turnips                                                                Vitamin C

Watercress                                                         Vitamins A and C

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