Winter has finally begun! With the season change, new organic produce is now available for your holiday recipes.
Here is a list of some vegetables to look for at your local grocery stores:
Cabbage – high in fiber, this vegetable is great for aiding in digestion and lowering cholesterol. Enjoy it sautéed, cooked into rolls you can stuff with a delicious filling of your choice, or raw in salads or sandwiches!
Leeks – sulfur compounds found in leeks are known to promote brain function. A popular base used in winter soup recipes.
Potatoes – potatoes can be used in so many ways! Enjoy them pureed, baked with delicious toppings, or even cooked into soups. They are surprisingly beneficial as well, and are high in nutrients and contain starches that are good for gut health.
Yams – these tubular vegetables are high in potassium, which is a key mineral in promoting bone growth and health. Try them cubed and roasted with a maple glaze – perfect for any holiday side!
Turnips – turnips can help manage blood sugar and aid in digestion. They can be enjoyed in a similar fashion as yams and potatoes – try mashed, or roasted with brown sugar and sage.