There are so many things to love about Winter, especially in New York City! From the beautiful site seeing, hot chocolate, and warm fireplaces. But buying local and fresh ingredients can become a bit tricky when the weather starts to get cooler. Here are a few great ingredients to look out for during this time, and some tips on how to utilize them.
Cabbage is loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. It’s also budget-friendly which makes this ingredient a go-to. Their refrigerator life lasts up to a week, so you’ll have plenty of time to incorporate it into your diet. A quick online search for Cabbage ingredients will give you a ton of new and healthy recipes, however, cabbage is best consumed raw as that’s when its nutritional benefits are most profound.
2. Brussel Sprouts
Brussel sprouts are very similar to cabbage in their nutritional values. However, their refrigerator life is much longer, lasting up to 3 weeks, and offers a lot of new creative recipes to work with.
Potatoes are a great ingredient for their potassium, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C, and even protein. They’re also inexpensive, and extremely filling, the perfect combo! While sweet potatoes may be considered a bit healthier for their since they’re loaded with beta-carotene, vitamins A and C, and fiber, regular potatoes can still be healthy as long as they aren’t fried or combined with loads of cream and butter!
Beets are filled with rich vitamins A, B, C as well as potassium and folate, and are a natural source of sugar. Another plus to this ingredient is that it can last up to a month when stored in the refrigerator. Toasted beats with fresh herbs make for a delicious and filling vegetarian dish!
Carrots contain Vitamin A, which is essential for a strong immune system and healthy eyes, skin. These orange veggies are also filled with vitamin C, and lutein, which are all antioxidants. They can last in the fridge for several weeks and are a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal. They also pair well with cinnamon, orange juice, and maple syrup. Yum!
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