Did you know there are a ton of winter vegetables to love on? The other day, someone complained to me that they missed summer because there were no vegetables to eat during the winter time. I think I made this face: @_@
(Of course, anyone in the Southern Hemisphere is rolling in fresh veggies right now, because it’s summer there!)
Let me be the one to tell you: there are SO many winter vegetables to eat this time of year. Broccoli! Sweet potatoes! Brussels sprouts! Carrots! Beets! Spaghetti squash, which you can cook in 10 minutes in the microwave! All sorts of hardy winter greens, like chard and kale!
No winter vegetables my a$$.
Winter squash is also an incredible source of vegetable nutrients in the winter time. There are butternut squash, acorn squash, numerous pumpkins, and a whole host of others.
Take this beautiful acorn squash, for instance. It was cooked very simply. I cut it in half, roasted it with a little butter and olive oil, and then stuffed it with a gorgeous filling of orzo, ricotta, honey, pecans, chipotle peppers, and a few other things. Super simple, super delicious.
There is a whole BOUNTY of vegetables available in the winter time. Take advantage of them! They are delicious and really good for you. They even make a lovely breakfast, like my apple and butternut squash puree.
SO! What are your favorite winter vegetables?