Is Your Winter Meal-Plan Menu Seasonal Produce Friendly?

Despite the frigid temperatures and seemingly barren landscapes all around, the winter months can be surprisingly abundant. In fact, much of our most popular produce is actually in-season during this chilly time of year.

That’s right, apples, beets, broccoli, cabbage, broccoli rabe, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, celery, citrus fruits, fennel, garlic, leeks, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, pears, pomegranates, sweet potatoes, turnips, rutabagas, and radishes all fair pretty well in colder temperatures.

But we don’t.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our warmest, most comforting meatless recipes — all of which use seasonal winter produce — to help you and your family stay toasty through the frosty months. Make them this Monday for a cozy start to the week.

Carrot Soup with Parsnip Chips

Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry

cauliflower chickpea curry

Cranberry Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

cranberry balsamic brussels sprouts

Creamy Vegetable Noodle Soup

creamy vegetable soup

Meaty Mushroom Stew over Garlic Mashed Potatoes

mushroom stew over potatoes

Red Onion Soup with Shiitake Broth

red onion soup shittake broth

Roasted Fennel with Tofu and Oranges

roasted fennel with tofu

Roasted Garlic Parsnip Spinach Shepherd’s Pie

parsnip spinach shepherds pie

Vegetable Fritters with Green-Chile Coconut Chutney

vegetable fritters

Interested in adding more Meatless Monday recipes to your cooking repertoire? Click here to access our recipe archives full of easy-to-make meatless and plant-based dishes.