12 Outstanding Winter Foods That Won’t Fatten You Up Like A Christmas Turkey

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6. Squash

Winter squash makes one of the best wintertime meals, hands down. It has a sweeter flavor and finer texture than summer squash. It’s also loaded with vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. It is best to bake them or grill them so that your squash maintains as much of its nutritional value as possible. Don’t know how to prepare it? Look online for hundreds of creative ways to use winter squash as your main course.

 

7. Citrus Fruits

OK, citrus fruits seem to scream “Summer!” but they can bring a bit of sunshine into your life on a cold, dreary winter day. Citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C and are high in fiber. Try some blood oranges, pink grapefruit, mandarin oranges or tangerines for a real wintertime treat.

 

8. Pumpkin

Of course, most people only think of pumpkins in one of two ways:

1. Jack-O-Lanterns

2. Pumpkin pie

This doesn’t have to be the case, however. Pumpkins are actually a type of squash, which makes them a very healthy choice for wintertime meals. Pumpkins are loaded with iron, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, and potassium. Pumpkins already contain a great deal of natural sugar, so try to avoid adding more sugar to them in recipes.

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