Eating in season

Hi everyone,

Now that the colder weather is coming on, I started to think about the fact that our bodies gravitate to foods that are “in season” or common to our living area.  It raises the idea of eating foods for our climate so that our bodies are able to easily cope with it.

I think I follow this to an extent. I still eat my mangoes, coconuts, grapes, pineapples and melons during the colder  months…but I also have an increased motivation to purchase, make, and eat “in-season” foods. These usually mean more whole grains, root vegetables, apples, chocolate and more.

And, of course, there are always the staples of the blogging world (and random snacks of mine of late), including:

Brussell Sprouts , roasted in coconut oil

Cocoa coconut LARAbar

 The food blogging world is filled with numerous examples and recipes of in-season foods…think squash, pumpkin, whole-grain dishes, and popular soups. Soups can be quick, tasty and warm when a person is in need for some season-loving. It can also be a great choice when battling the flu or an illness because of its rich ingredients, warm properties, and ease of eating.

Recently, I found 3 new purchases for canned or packaged soup that I think look like great options for the soup-lover, or busy person who wants something great to throw in a pot. Have you tried these below?

Amy's (Lower-Sodium) Split Pea, Lentil Vegetable Soup

Bob's Red Mill 13-Bean Soup (or Chilli) Mix

And then if you have time or desire, you can make your own. I recently got out a pot and make a Quinoa Soup consisting of quinoa, celery, spinach, carrot, sweet potato, fava beans, spices, and sea salt. Boil, simmer, and you have a small, quick meal assembled. I like to serve soup with several different sides, and below I had carrots, and crackers with some Artisana coconut butter.

I like my soup very thick, like stew, and this bowl had about a cup of cooked quinoa in it.

Also, notice that there are 3 different examples of coconut in this post 🙂

So, what do you guys think? Do you increase your consumption of in-season foods when the colder climate begins?

I still eat “out of season” (fruits, cold foods such as ice cream), but the desire for fall and winter fare does increase for me.

Have a lovely Friday.

12 Responses to Eating in season

  1. VeggieGirl says:

    Ohhhh yes – ’tis the season to eat those foods, I say! 🙂

  2. mariposagirl says:

    I absolutely embrace seasonal treats like squashes, CRANBERRIES, and I spend more time baking, roasted and sauteeing foods where in summer we grill and make a lot more salads.

    isn’t it GREAT!

    your eats look AWESOME. i am hungry now for more brussels.

  3. Yes, go in season! I always try to eat foods in season. They are cheaper and they’re better for the environment! Just made some roasted brussel sprouts last night, yum! I’ve never made them in coconut oil tho!

  4. Mari says:

    Hi!!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love love love new readers =)

    I see that coconut is to you, what pb is to me…my first love =)

    I def am a seasonal eater…give me pumpkin anything, right now and I am a happy girl

  5. I always try to eat in season, it’s what tastes the best! But some things (like bananas!) I eat all year round 🙂

  6. candice says:

    Oh, those brussels sprouts look lovely! I have yet to try them, actually, but I need to soon.

    My body definitely craves root veggies, whole grains, seasonal fruits (persimmons + apples + pears… yumm), etc. I also crave warm food, lest cold food should give me a stomachache. Blech.

    You’re welcome to add me to your blogroll! I’m flattered, haha. 😀

  7. Lele says:

    This is the time of year that I roast everything. Just… everything. Some things that ordinary people, frankly, do not roast.

  8. Jenna says:

    hey i just came across your blog and i can’t wait to keep reading!
    i would love it if you could check out my blog 🙂

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