Healthy Winter Recipes and MenusThe days are at their shortest but there are still many healthy fruits and vegetables at their prime during the winter season. Expect to see an abundance of fresh vegetables, such as avocado, carrots and kale, as well as juicy fruits like oranges, pineapple and grapefruit.
You can use any of this in-season produce to make healthy appetizers, soups, main dishes and desserts; all of those dishes can be just as healthy as they are delicious with these EatingWell recipes.
Browse the delicious recipes that emphasize these winter fruits and vegetables.
Healthy Avocado Recipes
Crunchy jicama and walnuts pair with creamy papaya and...
Use a cup of the Fresh Tomato Salsa to make this easy...
Southwestern Layered Bean Dip
Plenty of black beans, salsa and chopped fresh...
Healthy Beet Recipes
Sophisticated and pretty; serve this to rave reviews.
Roasted Beet Crostini
The entire beet plant—roots, stems and greens—can be...
Spinach & Beet Salad with Chicken
Real maple syrup—not the “maple-flavored” fakes that...
Healthy Carrot Recipes
Carrots give carrot cake a health-halo effect—people...
Curried Carrot Soup
If you like a bit of heat, use hot Madras curry powder...
Roasted Carrots with Cardamom Butter
Roasting these carrots with only a bit of butter and...
Healthy Grapefruit Recipes
Grapefruit Chicken Satay Salad
This tossed salad borrows the basic flavors of Thai...
Tart grapefruit juice and fresh mint invigorate the...
Here's a simple dessert, a fit cure for wintertime...
Healthy Kale & Winter Greens Recipes
Bold Winter Greens Salad
For this cousin of the Caesar salad use a combination...
Chipotle Cheddar Chard
The bright assorted colors of rainbow chard are...
Kale, Sausage & Lentil Skillet Supper
Cooking the lentils in red wine adds rich, earthy...
Parmesan Spinach Cakes
If you like spinach-cheese pie, try these simple but...
Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup
Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of...
Kale becomes melt-in-your-mouth tender in this recipe....
Healthy Winter Greens Recipes and Cooking Tips
Trying to eat more vegetables? Grab some...
Healthy Kiwi Recipes
Put away any preconceived notions of Grandma's fruit...
Kiwis add a tropical note to the Southern favorite.
Raspberry Sorbet with Sliced Kiwis
Fresh kiwi slices and toasted coconut turns raspberry...
Healthy Lemon & Lime Recipes
Brussels Sprouts with Walnut-Lemon Vinaigrette
Here we dress steamed Brussels sprouts with a delicate...
Coconut-Lime Chicken & Snow Peas
Double the flavor, halve the work—simply by using the...
Key Lime Pie
We tested this healthy Key lime pie quite a few times...
Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp
Marinating precooked shrimp in garlic- and...
Tangy, mildly spicy and tender, this chicken is...
Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake
We love that Bundt cakes don't demand frosting—just let...
Healthy Mango Recipes
Indian Mango Dal
More than 60 different types of dal (or dhal) are made...
Very ripe mangoes make this simple Chinese pudding...
Scallop Mango Ceviche
Ceviche is traditionally made by “cooking” a seafood in...
Thai Chicken & Mango Stir-Fry
Both ripe and underripe mango work well in this chicken...
Healthy Orange Recipes
Chocolate Mousse a l'Orange
Enjoy this low-fat mousse spoonful by lovin' spoonful:...
Fennel & Orange Salad with Toasted Pistachios
For this elegant salad, sweet-tasting fennel bulbs are...
Orange-Scented Beef Stir-Fry
Orange marmalade is the secret ingredient in this quick...
Healthy Pineapple Recipes
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Top down is the way to go for a gooey pecan-filled...
Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Spicy Pineapple Noodles
The tropical flavors of the hot chile-spiked pineapple...
Tom Yum Soup with Pineapple
We've added fresh pineapple to this spicy,...
Healthy Pineapple Recipes and Cooking Tips
When winter is at its darkest the bold flavor of...
Healthy Potato & Sweet Potato Recipes
Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes
Potatoes are one of the great comfort foods, especially...
Kale & Potato Hash
Serve as a side with a steak or pork chops or set a...
Honey-Mustard Turkey Cutlets & Potatoes
Potatoes, leeks and turkey burst with intense flavor...
Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes
For a quick and satisfying last-minute supper, it's...
Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes
A Moroccan-inspired spice rub coats the steaks and is...
Sweet Potato Casserole
This scrumptious sweet potato casserole gets fabulous...