What’s in Season for December?

Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money, but also means that you’ll be enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak! Read on to see what’s in season for December and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.

  • Artichokes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Celery
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Kumquats
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Papayas
  • Parsnips
  • Pomegranates
  • Rutabagas
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tangerines
  • Winter Squashes

In season year-round:

  • Arugula
  • Avocados
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Endive
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Leeks
  • Lemons
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Scallions
  • Spinach
  • Turnips

Now that you’re stocked up on this month’s freshest in-season produce, here are a few recipes to try out:

  • Made-Over Chicken Wild Rice Casserole: A healthy take on the classic Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole. This dish is a perfect cozy and filling dinner your family will love.
  • Apple Pear Crumble: This fruit-packed dessert is perfect for holiday gatherings or special family meals.
  • Citrus Asian Broccoli Slaw: This Citrus Asian Broccoli Slaw can be made up to three days in advance (wait to add almonds until just before serving for the most crunch) and pairs well alongside our Asian Pulled Pork Sliders, Chicken Veggie Wraps or Hidden Veggie Meatballs.
  • Hearty Turkey & Kale Chili: Who doesn't love a great slow cooker chili recipe? This protein-packed turkey kale chili will keep the whole family full until dinner.

For more fun with seasonal fruits and veggies, download this coloring sheet from our friends at The Organ Wise Guys! The Organ Wise Guys helps kids and families live healthier lives through bringing the body and its organs to life through lovable characters. Find out more at www.OrganWiseGuys.com and follow them on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.