Monday, January 6, 2014

In Season

A new year of goals and resolutions is a good thing...just not in the dead of winter.  I told my husband the other day that we should all make these resolutions of health and fitness in May or June when fresh fruits and vegetables are more readily available, and the weather is more amenable for getting outside.  Well, with my husband's help, we were able to find a few helpful websites for looking up what fruits and vegetables are in season (in the US) throughout the year.  Here they are: 

This website has a good list of fruits that are in season at different parts of the year.  It is called Nourish Interactive, and it has some cute kid games on the website also. 

For this website titled Fruits and Veggies More Matters found here, you can click on the Meal Planning tab and then find the What Fruits and Vegetables are in Season? tab.  They also have a Healthy Kids tab where you can click on Kid Friendly Recipes and find some really fun recipes such as Technicolor Vegetable Pizzas and Banana in a Blanket.

Lastly, the About.Com website found here is really detailed.  It gives descriptions of many of the vegetables, which can be really helpful.

Yesterday I made a salad of cabbage, toasted pecans, and grapes...
For the dressing, I used Rice Vinegar, Sesame Seed Oil, and a few spices like Sesame Seed, Ground Coriander Seed, and Ground Ginger.

Now that we've got that covered, I sure wish some more pleasant weather could hurry up and get here!   


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3 comments:

  1. I'm also really dreaming of May and June and no snow and our CSA and and and...!

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  2. I can't wait to check out the websites! We've been on a major cabbage kick here lately too! I've been roasting it and serving it with cube steak. Yum!

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  3. Yes, thank you for posting some healthy tips after that great tempting brownie you posted about previously! ;-) I haven't done cabbage yet, but I (we?) are on a healthy eating mission and actually just purchased a juicer to try to get more fruits and veggies in our diet. I needed something I could take on-the-go with me to work, etc. We have used kale, carrots, apples, and pineapple so far. All of the raw juices were actually pretty good to me although they were a little hard on my husband's non-veggie eating pallet. ;-)

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