You may think of fresh summer salads and berries with your breakfast when we mention fruits and vegetables, but the winter harvest yields some of the tastiest and most nutritious fruits and vegetables of the year! Take some time to look around at your local Harris Teeter Farmers Market and make some delightful new additions to your grocery cart.
Hearty winter meals are wonderful, especially when paired with the season’s best produce. Winter fruits and vegetables have a lot to offer. They are packed with nutrients, particularly calcium, fiber, folate, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A and C, as well as a variety of phytonutrients as indicated by their deep, rich colors. They are naturally low in calories and may reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers.
Winter shouldn’t leave you longing for the fresh produce of summer; you just need to adjust your shopping list and recipe collection to reflect what’s new. Use this handy list to guide you on your next shopping trip!