It’s December! We’ve officially replaced our pumpkins with wreaths, strung up the lights, and are patiently waiting for the man up north to pay us a visit.
While you’re most likely stressing over holiday party after holiday party, we’re here to help you stress about one less thing—eating the best foods this month.
5 Foods in Season This Month
December brings a slew of hearty vegetables can be added to almost any meal. If you’re trying to eat with the seasons, we’ve got your back. Here are five foods to incorporate into your holiday meals this December.
Beets are one of the healthiest foods in the world. Packed with a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains, beets can provide antioxidants, anti-inflammatory. And detoxification support to your body—and not to mention, they’re a versatile and delicious vegetable.
In the winter, beets are best served roasted. Roasting them in the oven for 50-60 minutes will transform them into something silky and tender, while bringing out their sweeter side. Try our Roasted Kale & Beet Salad this winter for a rich kick on a classically light salad.
We’re very immersed in the cauliflower trend right now. This hearty vegetable can be used in a wide variety of dishes, and even act as a substitute for many types of meat. (Vegetarians, listen up!)
Grate it into rice, cut and roast as you would a steak, blend for a creamy soup base, or roast and smother it in your favorite sauce—the possibilities are truly endless.
Looking for a warm dish to cuddle up with on a freezing winter night? Try our Cauliflower Curry with Tomato-Green Rice. Perfectly complement the rich flavors of the yellow curry with a bunch of light cauliflower florets for a guilt-free, hearty winter meal.
Like beets, mushrooms are both delicious and filled with tons of health benefits. They’re packed with tons of protein, riboflavin, and copper, which can help lower cholesterol levels, boost the immune system, reduce blood pressure, and much more.
One of our best selling dishes is our Jumbo Scallops with Wild Mushroom Risotto. This intermediate meal kit is filled with gourmet ingredients to help make your weeknights a bit more special. Jumbo, juicy scallops sit on a bed of creamy risotto that is filled to the brim with mushrooms.
To beef up your skills in the kitchen, while eating seasonal veggies, we couldn’t recommend this dish enough.
4. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving anymore. They have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Served fried, baked, or steamed, this vibrant vegetable acts as an excellent side for just about any dish. Its vibrant color and unique flavor make for a truly versatile dish.
We have many delicious meal kits that feature sweet potatoes. One of our customer favorites is the Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quinoa Bowl. Bowls are another popular food trend right now, and we love it. Sweet corn, hearty black beans, roasted sweet potatoes, and cilantro crema are thrown together in a bowl to give you a vegetarian spin on the burrito bowl.
Radishes are edible roots that are typically used as a topping for tacos, salads, and other dishes. Radishes are typically eaten raw, as they possess a wonderful crunch with each bite. They have a bitter flavor and spicy bite, giving a punch of flavor to any dish.
Our Chef’d chefs have created a hearty, spicy chili that packs in major flavor. It’s softened by a light Orange and Radish Salad that is filled with flavor. Juicy oranges, onions, cilantro, and sliced radishes come together to create a unique salad that you’re sure to enjoy.