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Discover the best seasonal produce to add to your February menu. Eat your way through our February produce guide, including the most delicious seasonal recipes to make this month with citrus fruit, broccoli, cabbage, root vegetables, and more.
Just because your outdoor vegetable garden might be a bit quieter (or covered in snow) doesn’t mean you can’t fill up on fresh food. Every fruit and vegetable has a season, and some sturdy fruits and veggies thrive in the cooler weather come February.
Eating seasonal produce not only tastes better but it’s also more budget-friendly. So for your next round of meal prep or for inspiration for every meal of the day, consider stocking up on these fresh fruits and vegetables during your next supermarket run.
Still have leftover produce from last month? See what’s in season in January.
Looking ahead to next month? Discover what’s in a season in March.
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What’s in season in February?
- Citrus fruit: From grapefruits and lemons to tangelos and tangerines, any and all citrus fruits shine in late winter. Try them in jams and jelly recipes, cakes and muffins, infused waters, and so much more.
- Cruciferous vegetables: Also known as brassicas, the cruciferous vegetable family is full of nutrition all-stars that are proven to lower your risk for cancer. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, and turnips are also totally tasty and remarkably versatile. From stews to pastas to game-day menu-worthy dips, these vegetables can absolutely please picky eaters if you prepare them wisely.
- Root vegetable: Snowy white-fleshed turnips, ruby-hued beets, pale yellow parsnips, and yellow-orange rutabagas can be mashed, stewed, roasted, scalloped and beyond. Celery root is excellent mashed (with or without potatoes), cut into chunks in stews, or sliced paper-thin for an ultra low-carb tortilla replacement.
The Best Fruits and Vegetables to Eat in February
Consider this your essential produce section shopping list for the month.
Citrus Fruit Recipes
Get your fresh fruit fix with this collection of seasonal February recipes featuring sweet-tart fruits like lemons, grapefruit, tangerines, and oranges.
Lemon Cake with Limoncello Cream
Cruciferous Vegetable Recipes
Sneak these diverse vegetables into your menu this week through the easy winter recipes for broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage.
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Harvest Roasted Vegetables
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Root Vegetable Recipes
For a main dish or crunchy side that will serve a crowd (and clean out the refrigerator), try the seasonal recipes for parsnips, rutabagas, leeks, and beets below.
Roasted Root Vegetables
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