5 Simple Ways to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables During the Winter Season

Between holiday cookies and cozy comfort food, fruits and veggies have admittedly been put on the back burner lately. We get it: sugar cravings are no joke!

With that being said, just because winter is here doesn’t mean you can’t eat well — and healthy eating starts with real foodthat comes from the earth. This week on the Vibrant Health blog, we’re sharing five simple ways you can incorporate more fruits and vegetables during the winter season (without giving up your favorite eats)!

 

  1. Sneak Produce into Your Everyday Eats
  2. Look for Plant-Based Superfood Powders
  3. Say Yes to Soups and Stews
  4. Join a Local CSA or Farm Share
  5. When in Doubt, Opt for Frozen Fruit

 

  1. Sneak Produce into Your Everyday Eats

If you’re not a fan of veggies or have some picky kids on your hands, this one’s for you! Work some magic by sneaking veggies into your everyday eats. Think: shredding carrots into your favorite marinara sauce, mixing spinach into your go-to meatball recipe or whipping up a batch of no-sugar-added Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins. You’ll get your veggie fix without even knowing it!

 

  1. Look for Plant-Based Superfood Powders

There’s nothing like fresh produce, but you can also incorporate more fruits and veggies with a high-quality superfood powder!

At Vibrant Health, we offer a variety of plant-based powders like Green Vibrance– packed with antioxidant-rich fruit and veggie powder (like broccoli, spinach and strawberry). Add a scoop to your smoothie to reap the benefits! You can explore our favorite Vibrant Health recipes here!

 

  1. Say Yes to Soups and Stews

There’s nothing like cozying up to a hot bowl of soup during the wintertime. Make the most of your meal by packing your soups and stews with fruits and veggies! Whip up a batch of Butternut Squash Apple Soup, Vegetarian Chili or this loaded Many-Veggie Vegetable Soup to get your produce fix.

 

  1. Join a Local CSA or Farm Share

Joining a Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) Program or farm share is a wonderful way to shop local – while also getting your fair share of in-season produce. Do some research on CSA programs in your community to see how you can support local farms!

This winter, you can enjoy seasonal favorites like winter squash, collard greens, grapefruit and brussels sprouts. Learn more about how you can eat with the season this winter here.

 

  1. When in Doubt, Opt for Frozen Fruit

Perhaps blueberry picking isn’t in the cards right now, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy your beloved summer produce (without compromising on flavor or freshness).

When in doubt, opt for frozen varieties of your favorite fruits like berries, mango and pineapple. Not only is frozen fruit full of nutrients but it also makes a delicious addition to your favorite smoothies and smoothie bowls! We love starting our day with this Berry and Bright Smoothie Bowl – made with a tasty trio of frozen cherries, pineapple and raspberry.

 

Tag us @VibrantHealth on social media to share how you’re enjoying fruits and veggies this season!

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