January 1st is the magical day when people make the resolution to begin a new diet and exercise program. Let’s take a look at seasonal fruits and veggies for the beginning of the year.


Brussels sprouts – The Brussels sprout is a cultivar in the Gemmifera group of cabbages, grown for its edible buds. The leafy green vegetables are typically 2.5–4 cm in diameter and look like miniature cabbages.

1 cup = 38 calories.

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clementines-318210_640Clementine – A clementine is a hybrid between a mandarin and a sweet orange, so named in 1902. The exterior is a deep orange color with a smooth, glossy appearance. Clementines can be separated into 7 to 14 segments.

1 fruit = 35 calories.

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Jerusalem artichoke – The Jerusalem artichoke, also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, is a species of sunflower native to eastern North America, and found from eastern Canada and Maine west to North Dakota, and south to northern Florida and Texas.

1 cup of slices = 109 calories.

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Question: Do you have any healthy recipes using one of these ingredients? Please share your recipe in the comment section below.