Seasonal Produce Guide for January is all about potatoes, and citrus. It is a New Year so start it off right by eating the freshest foods available. That means buying as many things seasonal as you can.
We all want to be healthier. Right?
Eat food that is in season and reap the benefits. More vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and save money too.
I will start to provide a list at the beginning of each month to help guide you to buy what is in season so that you can live a healthy life.
If you make a recipe using this month’s seasonal produce snap a quick picture to inspire us all to eat healthy and seasonal. Share it on Instagram or Twitter with #ahealthylifeforme.
There are many good reasons to eat seasonally but the two really big reasons are, it’s good for you and it is good for the environment.
-You will also get the best tasting food because it will be the freshest possible, giving optimal flavor.
-You will get the best nourishment from your food because the produce you buy will be picked when they are ripe and fully developed. Which means higher levels of antioxidants.
-You will save money because seasonal food is much cheaper to produce for the farmers.
-You will cook more and make healthier choices. When you start to take back control of what you put into your body, which oil you choose to cook with, how much sugar you add to your food etc, you are consciously making better choices for your health. Cooking is also a great activity to do with your kids, family, and friends. And, what better way to show your love?
-You will reduce on the environment due to less “food mileage”. Seasonal food means that it is most likely local and less transportation is needed.
-You will be supporting your local farmer, which is great for your local economy.
-You will be supporting your immune system. The natural cycle of produce is perfectly designed to support our own cycle of health.
- Click here to download FREE desktop January Produce Calendar 2017 WALLPAPER. Thank you for your continued support and love!
- Just click on above link, it will open in a new window. Drag the image to your desktop and then set your computer to use the image as background.
6 comments on “Seasonal Produce Guide for January”
I love your Eat Seasonal Monthly guide. I do have it pinned to refer back to for menu planning and shopping list. But I also think it is very attractive and would love to have posters of the 12 months to hang in my pantry. Might you consider printing them?
Do you offer high-res JPGs of the “Eat Seasonal” guides (not the wallpaper calendars)? I’d love to print all 12 and rotate through 3 frames for every season as decoration in my kitchen. Please let me know if you’d be willing to send me high-res versions!
Hi Amy! Great guide (and cute too, I particularly liked the artwork!) But maybe it would be a good idea to let others know that this guide is not just seasonal, but also local, and it only applies applies to a specific area. For exemple, where I live, the peak season for strawberries is April/May, not June/July as your guide suggests 🙂 Cheers!
Have you ever thought about making a kitchen calendar with your eat seasonally pictures? I just found your site for the first time today and love, love, love your art work and clean pictures. Anyway, if you do a calendar please let me know. (I though about using your pictures and making my own personal one, but unsure about copyrights).
Hi Melissa, Thank you for your kind words! I am working on a 2017 calendar. Keep your eyes peeled for it soon.
I would also LOVE a 2018 full-size calendar. Will you be producing one of those?