The winter months hinder our fresh fruit and fresh vegetable selections, but we do have other alternatives. I know many people, myself included, have a habit of getting in a rut with food and we tend to gravitate towards the same types of foods all of the time.
It is always healthier to incorporate fresh choices for fruits and veggies instead of purchasing canned or frozen. Some great fruit choices for winter are persimmons, pineapple, pears, dates, raspberries, grapes, cranberries and apples.
Spice up your vegetable selections by choosing brussel sprouts, cauliflower, mushrooms, sweet potatoes (my favorite!), winter squash, turnips, greens, fennel, artichokes, asparagus, radishes, rhubarb, beets, cabbage, celery, potatoes and squash.
Check with your local farmer’s market for the best fruit and vegetable options that help you stay within your grocery budget for the area of the country you live in.