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Vegan Shopping Guide for Busy Parents: What Produce to Buy in January?

by | January 11, 2019

Here’s a quick vegan shopping guide for busy parents that can help them out in deciding which in-season produce to buy this January.

Vegan Shopping Guide For Busy parents- What Produce to Buy in January?

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Vegan Shopping Guide for Busy Parents: What Produce to Buy in January?

Buying in-season produce is important for a number of reasons including taste, freshness, price point, and whether or not it was grown in natural conditions. During winter, namely during January, it can be difficult to get the fruits and vegetables that you are craving without spending a fortune (I’m looking at you, avocado.) This month, think about shopping what’s in season at your local farmer’s markets and maybe you’ll discover a new favorite food. Here’s a vegan shopping guide for busy parents with my favorite produce items that are in-season during January and how to enjoy them.

 

Broccoli

In season October through April, broccoli is a staple in my cooking not only because of its amazing nutrients but because of its versatility. Broccoli’s high concentration of Vitamin C will help keep you in your best shape for when the flu comes around this winter. You can enjoy a hearty winter soup featuring this green and a homemade “cheese” sauce with Oh She Glows’ recipe for “Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Soup.”

 

Kale

If broccoli isn’t your thing, kale is another great way of getting in your daily percentage of Vitamin C. Forget about potato chips this winter, and make your own kale chips! Fit Mitten Kitchen’s simple-to-follow kale chip recipe will leave you wondering why it took you this long to discover them. Don’t forget to make some pico de gallo to go with your healthy chips.

 

Parsnips

Change up your roasted vegetable routine by swapping out potatoes for a similar tasting vegetable, the parsnip. With a little bit of olive oil and any combination of seasoning of your choice, this is a great way to bulk up your dinner plate without overloading on calories. My favorite combination consists of roasted parsnips, asparagus, carrots, and yellow onion.

 

Oranges (and other citrus-packed fruits)

January marks when your supermarket will be overflowing with large, juicy oranges. When you grow tired of drinking freshly made orange juice, change things up by incorporating grapefruit and celery (also both in season) to your morning juices. If you want even more of a kick, add in some fresh ginger for an all-natural boost.

 

Got more valuable tips to add to the vegan shopping guide for busy parents? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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Gabriella Anaya

News Editor | Limoges, France | Gabriellaanaya@raisevegan.com

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