The Art of Eating Produce by Season

produce by season

You may have heard a recommendation to eat seasonally or locally and wondered exactly what that meant or why you should bother. If you’ve ever purchased fresh produce from a local farmers’ market, you may know how much better it can taste. Most of us could probably taste the difference between a ripe tomato just picked from the garden and one plucked from the supermarket in the middle of winter.

But the season makes the difference in terms of budget, taste and nutrition. Read on to learn the art of eating produce by season.

Chopped, Riced and Other Convenient Ways to Prep Veggies

We all know we need to incorporate more vegetables into our diet, but many are turned off by all of that washing, peeling and chopping. Take advantage of the pre-prepped options from your local grocery store for a quick and healthy meal. In this video, Narmin Virani, RD, LDN, Clinical Dietitian, UMass Memorial Weight Center, shares new convenient ways to work veggies into your meals. This is part four of our smart grocery shopping clips.