In-season winter produce (with holiday-friendly recipes)

Ally Marks, RDN

The value of in-season produce

In-season produce are fruits and vegetables that are typically grown in the current time of the year, in your current climate. These fruits and vegetables are not only tastier and fresher during their peak time of year, but are usually easier to obtain and less expensive than other produce items that are out-of-season. In-season produce items may be purchased fresh, but can also be enjoyed frozen or canned with the often similar nutritional benefits as fresh! If choosing to enjoy these in-season items frozen or canned, it is recommended to look for fruit that is canned in 100% natural juice or water and vegetables that are canned with no added sodium, or salt. 

So… what is in-season this Holiday Season?!


  • Apples
  • Clementines
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Limes
  • Kiwi
  • Kumquats
  • Orange
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Tangerines

I recommend focusing on incorporating more citrus fruits into your diet this winter. Not only will these fruits be extra tasty, fresh, and budget friendly, but will also provide you with Vitamin C, an antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties to help keep you healthy during this winter season!

Tip: Squeeze some lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit into your water for some added flavor and Vitamin C!


  • Beets
  • Bok choy
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Broccoli rabe
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Mustard Greens
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Rutabagas
  • Sweet Potatoes/Yams
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash


So many of the winter vegetables are so tasty either roasted on a sheet-pan or tossed into a salad! Here are some of my favorite winter salad recipes using the in-season vegetables listed above:

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Apple Fennel Salad

Roasted Beet and Winter Squash Salad

Charred Kale with Citrus and Green Tahini

Roasted Root Vegetable Bowl

Here at Sequence, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season enjoying not just in-season produce, but friends, family, and another year of health! Happy 2023!

Ally Marks, RDN

About the Author

Ally Marks is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who received her Bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Dietetics and Nutrition degree from The Ohio State University. She believes in individualizing nutrition care through finding unique solutions to increase the nutrient density of one's diet.

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