One of the best ways to save on your grocery budget is to buy fruits and vegetables that are in season. I’ll be posting a list of produce that you should be buying each month to get the best price and the best nutritional value. Sticking to a strict food budget doesn’t mean you have to give up on fresh produce.
We have the luxury of buying produce year-round, but there is a huge difference in flavor and price from buying asparagus in March or April rather than the fall. You can expect to pay three times as much for that asparagus in October.
Use this list, and your store sales ads, as a guide when making your meal plans this month. Your stomach (and wallet!) will thank you.
- Kiwi: Try this Kiwi Sorbet from Super Healthy Kids
- Avocados: Try this Avocado Dressing from Gimme Delicious
- Brussels Sprouts: Cut in half and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in a single layer at 400 degrees for 25 minutes to perfection. Bonus Tip: Sprinkle with a little sugar before roasting if sprouts tend to be a little bitter for you.
- Leeks: Leeks are the perfect base for soups and sauces. Use as you would onions. Make sure to rinse well in a salad spinner after slicing.
- Green Onions: Green Onions are perfect for adding a mild onion flavor to dishes or as a garnish. Add some to your Slow Cooker Black Beans for a delicious side.
What produce are you looking forward to using this March? Leave a comment below if you have questions about how to use a certain ingredient.