The seasonal foods are healthier, cheaper and more environmentally friendly, but … what are at all times?
In Rechupete Recipes we have made this downloadable so you know at a glance what are the fruits, vegetables and fish that are in season .
December is perfect to start with the vegetables (except for the tomatoes that already show a drop in flavor), it is still a very good month for the vegetables, although the pumpkin season is already over.
Citrus fruits are at their best so take the opportunity to buy lemons, oranges, now it is mandarins that are at their best and the first grapefruits are beginning to appear. Vitamin C to fight colds! Convert citrus into a complement for breakfast, dessert or snack and fight colds naturally.
They are also rich in folic acid, minerals, calcium, magnesium, they are antioxidants, cardioprotectors, laxatives, diuretics, disinfectants, among many other properties. They are good for everything.
At the beginning of December you can still find some autumn mushrooms , if you like them … Take advantage of the fact that they are the latest! In your favor, they are no longer a novelty and you can find them cheaper.
Good month for meat , poultry, especially turkey Will the proximity of Christmas? From now on it is a good time to buy lamb and kid … if you get a good offer.
And in fish , all seafood begins to be in season , remember to buy them at the beginning of the month because later with Christmas they will go up in price. On the other hand, the time has come to say goodbye to swordfish, but cod is back. Have you ever cooked it fresh? Try it because it is delicious.
What to eat in December?
We have plenty of greens and vegetables available, which are at their best during the cold months. With pumpkins we can make delicious creams and risottos , and it is also a good time to recover zucchini and eggplants on our menus (take advantage of cooking them stuffed ), chard, peas … the options are endless.
During the month of December, in addition to being the month during which Christmas is celebrated and where the consumption of fish and shellfish shoots up. We recommend you enjoy sea bass, sea bream (very inexpensive) and sea bream (especially before its price goes through the roof at Christmas).
Seafood will be in full season, the richest, and if you choose to buy before Christmas, not too expensive yet. At Christmas there will be no one to buy it, so take advantage now to buy seafood at the beginning of the month and thus enjoy a tasty rice with crab or some seafood clams . A perfect way to save on your shopping basket looking at Christmas.
These days it’s time to think about the Christmas menu and be proactive. One way to control spending, buying well is to save. In yummy recipes we advise you so that your celebration does not disappoint the guests. Good, nice and cheap menus.
And if you want to see many more options, don’t forget to visit our Christmas Recipes special . And if you want to opt for a plan B for Christmas, you can also prepare cheap Christmas recipes .
Recipes with seasonal ingredients in December
Click on the ingredient that interests you to see all the recipes you can cook:
- Fruits: pomegranates, mandarin , lemon , orange , grapes, banana, lemons, brussels sprouts, turnip greens , pineapple, grapefruit, custard apple , avocado , kiwi , apple , pear and persimmon.
- Nuts : almonds , chestnuts and walnuts .
- Vegetables: spinach , leeks , cauliflower , zucchini , red cabbage , broccoli, thistle, celery , endive, Swiss chard, artichokes , turnip, cabbage , lettuce , squash , carrot , eggplant , green beans and endive
- Fish: eel, cod, sea bream, bream, halibut, sea bass, grouper, pomfret, salmon, red mullet and trout.
- Seafood: cockles , shrimp, crawfish , crab , shrimp, prawns , mussels, oysters, barnacles and scallops .
- Meats : beef, suckling pig , rabbit , lamb , pheasant, chicken, pork , duck, turkey, partridge, chicken and beef .
- Other foods : mushrooms (also common in November).
In Rechupete Recipes we have made this downloadable for this month. This way you will know at a glance which fruits, vegetables and fish are in season during the month of December.
Download it, share it or print it. You can put it in your fridge, take it to the purchase or use it so that the children of the house learn about seasonal food.
Download What to buy and eat in December? Seasonal food
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Tip: If you keep the printed sheets in laminated sleeves you will keep them safe from food stains and they will last you many years.