In the middle of winter the meals you eat every day can be very repetitive. Soups, pizza, soups, and more pizza. But one way to maintain your health kick during the cold winter months is by enjoying the variety of fruits that are in season during the winter. In the winter there is a plethora of citrusy fruits like clementines, lemons, oranges, and grapefruit available. Supermarkets are loaded with boxes of these winter fruits and they provide a distinctive taste to lead you away from you normal winter eating habits.
One way to add a zesty salad to the dinner table is getting together some blood oranges and navel oranges and cutting them into wheels. Using a platter instead of a bowl helps to stop a wet puddle of juices dampening your salad. To top off your platter, throw in a dash of vanilla or a splash of orange juice with a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds or pomegranate seeds to add texture.
Another fun way to enjoy that mega grapefruit you just picked up is to make it into a margarita. In a bowl, combine your favorite chili powder with salt and sugar. Take your glass and twist it in the mix to create your powdered rim. Get out the tequila and combine it with grapefruit juice and some grapefruit slices. Add some lime juice and lime slices with a dash of agave and shake it up in your cocktail mixer. For a little extra kick you can cut up a jalapeños and add it to the mix.
It is amazing the different type of health benefits these winter fruits have. Grapefruits, oranges, lemons, and limes are all loaded with potassium, calcium, iron, and even have a bit of healthy protein in their nutritional profile. With the dull winter months ahead of us, why not load up on the winter fruits that are available and make some salads or juices to spice up your cold days. It can be exactly the flare you need to get through these gloomy days of winter.