With winter in full swing we hope you are enjoying lots and lots of winter vegetables! Of course, we think all veggies are great, but there’s something special about Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes on the dinner table. Here are some of our favorite winter vegetables and recipes to try out this season.
Kale is a dark, leafy green that is packed with nutrients. These nutrients range from fiber to antioxidants, to calcium and vitamins. Kale’s high fiber content promotes healthy digestion and protects against diabetes and heart conditions. The vitamins found in kale can support healthy bones, skin, and hair.
How to Prepare It This winter
Kale is one of our favorite winter vegetables. So much so that we’ve included it in not one, but two of our vegetable medleys! Kale can easily be sautéed, blended into smoothies, or baked into a variety of dishes. One kale-forward recipe that we love is Fare Isle‘s Super Greens Rice Bowls. These bowls are quick, easy, and super tasty! Perfect for a simple lunch or dinner.
Another one of our favorite winter vegetables is broccoli. Not only does broccoli have great taste and texture, but it’s also chock full of vitamins and nutrients. Broccoli’s high levels of fiber, potassium, and folate provide you with lots of benefits. These include building collagen, promoting digestive health, lowering cholesterol, promoting heart and nerve health, and even more!
How to Prepare It This Winter
Broccoli can be eaten raw, but there are also plenty of other options for preparing it. We like to roast broccoli, sauté it, air fry it, and eat it in savory winter soups and stews! One of our favorite recipes that includes broccoli is our Broccoli Remix Noodle Bowl. This bowl is filled with flavor, combining our Broccoli Remix with noodles, tempeh, kimchi, and egg. Perfect for jazzing up your typical ramen.
We know beets might remind you of the veggies you didn’t like as a kid, but trust us, beets are a great addition to your dinner table! Not only are they a beautiful color, but they’ve also got lots of nutrients with only a few calories. Beets can keep your blood pressure in check, help fight inflammation, support brain health, and even improve athletic performance. (Plus, did you know that you can use beets to dye your hair?!)
How to Prepare Them This Winter
Beets are a very easy vegetable to add to your diet. They can be juiced, roasted, pickled, sautéed, or even made into hummus or tossed into a salad. We included beets in our Root Fusion blend along with carrots, sweet potatoes, and fuji apples for a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal. Our Root Fusion and Couscous Bowl is perfect for trying out all of these tasty winter vegetables in one. And even better, it’s ready in less than 30 minutes! Great for busy weeknight meals that don’t compromise on taste or health.
Brussels sprouts have a long-running reputation as the “icky” holiday veggie. But we say bah humbug to that! Brussels sprouts have lots of health benefits, being rich in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. These nutrients lower the risk of cancer, heart disease, and other chronic diseases. They can also help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, and support healthy bones.
How to Prepare Them This Winter
Much like our other favorite winter vegetables, Brussels sprouts can be prepared in a variety of ways. We usually recommend sauteéing, roasting, or grilling them, but they can also be included in delectable dishes, like our Brussels Sprouts Oven Frittata. This frittata is perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or any meal in between. It’s a great way to introduce this tasty veggie to all ages. Or if you want a more classic taste, pick up a bag of our Brussels Sprouts and sauté or roast them.
Eating Right In Every Season
We know that many people will be making New Year’s resolutions to eat healthily. And we want to make that as easy as possible! That’s why we make it simple to add vegetables to your diet by pre-washing, cutting, and seasoning our vegetables, and flash freezing them to lock in nutrients and taste. If you need help getting started with healthy eating, check out our library of tips! We’ve got information on preparing frozen vegetables, meal prep and planning, and recipes for every diet, occasion, and timeframe.
What are your favorite winter vegetables? Leave us a comment below and let us know!