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Ultimate Winter Veggie Guide

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Just because the weather is dreary doesn’t mean your dinner has to be! The colder weather is actually great for many of your favorite veggies, so take advantage of this in your garden and your kitchen while you can!

 

Cabbage

Photo: Steamy Kitchen

One of the best hearty, winter greens is cabbage! In fact, the colder the weather is, the sweeter the cabbage will be—this is adorably referred to as having been “frost kissed.” We love this white beans and cabbage dish by Steamy Kitchen—super light, and it only takes 15 minutes!

Broccoli

Like cabbage, broccoli tastes sweeter (and less bitter) during the colder months, so it’s perfect to include in your winter meals. This sweet and sour broccoli stir-fry is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for a quick, weeknight meal.

Cauliflower

Photo: Love to Know

Cauliflower can be grown year-round and is durable enough to withstand the freezing temperatures. Cauliflower is a great cold-weather staple; it’s great roasted with other root vegetables or used in a creamy casserole like this one!

Kale

Photo: Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

Ah, kale—the superfood of all superfoods! This hearty green is full of perfect for winter stews or a roasted veggie mix! This chickpea and kale soup is vegan, full of vitamins, and absolutely delicious!

Winter Squash

Photo: Tastes Lovely

Squash is available all year long, but this type in particular has a firmer skin that makes it more durable for colder temperatures. This year, spaghetti squash seems to be a can’t-miss trend—and for good reason! These spaghetti squash lasagna boats will make you say “pasta who?”

Brussels Sprouts

Photo: Averie Cooks

Brussels sprouts may get a bad rep, but when cooked properly, they are absolutely delightful! Next time, try roasting your sprouts with a little bit of balsamic reduction; trust us, you won’t regret it!

Leeks

Photo: Dishing Delish

This mellow savory vegetable reaches its peak season right about now, making it a great time to experiment a little with it in the kitchen. Also, nothing says comfort food for those chilly winter nights better than a creamy potato and leek soup, and this one is super easy (and affordable) to make! 

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