What’s In Season? Year Round Fruit & Vegetable List

by Lisa Marie Rosati on February 25, 2014

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I’ve been eating seasonably for years… and I think you should too!

Eating seasonably helps you to eat the right veggies and fruit at the right time of year; a crisp salad when it’s hot and sunny, a wholesome stew when it’s cold, strawberries in June, Brussels sprouts in December, etc. A great alternative to fresh produce is purchasing organic frozen fruits and veggies. They’re quickly blanched and frozen when harvested, so they’re healthy too. Here’s a great article that explains the process more in depth!

BONUS TIP: look at labels while shopping produce and always try to purchase from local growers!

Some Benefits Of Eating Seasonably:

  • Better taste – top chefs agree that fresh seasonal produce tastes best
  • Better health – Produce that ripens fully before it’s picked has had the best opportunity to absorb as many nutrients as it can from the earth. It’s developed it’s antioxidants more fully and so is nutritionally a richer, more complete source of the things you need.
  • Better connection with nature – When you eat seasonably you tap into Universal Flow (which is a really good thing) and the changing of the seasons
  • Better value – our research has shown that a basket of veggies and fruit bought in the summer can be as much as a third cheaper than the same basket bought out of season
  • Better for the planet – growing in season requires lower levels of artificial inputs than at other times of the year

I’ve created a printable checklist for each of the four seasons to ensure food shopping is a snap for you but you must be a member of Smithtown Weight Loss to gain access to them…Click here to join Smithtown Weight Loss.

Here’s a list of Year Round Fruits and Veggies to get you started: I’ve put an (*) next to the “SUGAR BOMB” fruits and veggies… those fruits and veggies are will spike your blood sugar and should be eaten in moderation (as cheat foods).

   Amaranth
   Apples
   Arrowroot
* Apricots (dried)
   Avocados
* Bananas
* Banana Squash
   Bell Peppers
* Black Eyed Peas
   Bok Choy
   Broccoli
   Broccolini or Broccoli Rabe
   Burdock Root
   Cabbage
   Carrots
* Cranberries, Dried
   Celeriac (Celery Root)
   Celery
   Cherry Tomatoes
   Chinese Eggplant
   Coconut
   Dandelion Greens
   Gai Lan
   Galangal Root
   Kiwano
   Leek
   Lemons
   Lettuce
   Mushrooms
   Olives
   Onions
* Papayas
* Parsnips
   Pearl Onions
* Potatoes
   Rutabagas
   Salad Savoy
   Snow Peas
   Wasabi Root
* Yucca Root

Click here to gain access to the Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall Low Glycemic Fruit & Veggie Checklists I created for your convenience and weight loss success!