Seasonal Eating 101

Seasonal Eating 101

We all love to dress for the season, here are the top 5 reasons why we should all love eating for the season as well.. 

1. It’s better for your health

Foods that are grown and consumed during their appropriate seasons are more nutritionally dense vs. foods that are grown out of season. 

2. It’s better for the environment

  When you eat seasonal foods, it’s much easier to buy local and local means less fuel emissions

3. It tastes better

  Seasonal = local = not mass produced = tastes better!! 

4. It’s more cost effective

 When a fruit or veggie is in season, there’s lots of them. And again, probably local so cut       down on transporting costs of getting the fruit or veggie from the farm to your kitchen

5. Supports Your Body’s Natural Nutritional Needs

This may be the last one but it is the MOST IMPORTANT! Winter vegetables offer comfort and are perfect for hot meals while summer foods, such as stone fruits, provide us with extra beta-carotenes to help protect us against sun damage. And so on and so forth. 

Here’s a list of seasonal foods to get you started….

Summer                   Fall                  Winter                  Spring

Apricots                    Apples             Brussel Sprouts   Asparagus

Avocados                 Beets               Cabbage              Bean Sprouts

Berries                     Bell Peppers    Leeks                   Garlic

Cucumber                Broccoli           Oranges               Kale

Eggplant                  Carrots             Swiss Chard        Leafy Greens

Peaches                  Lettuce             Turnips                 Mushrooms

Plums                      Pumpkin           Winter Squash     Peas

Tomatoes                                                                      Radishes

Watermelon                                                                  Rhubarb


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