Six seasonal vegetables that’ll comfort you this winter

Six seasonal vegetables that’ll comfort you this winter

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Are you looking for inspiration to cook with seasonal vegetables? HelloFresh, the popular meal kit delivery service, is here to help! Here are six veggies that, as well as being good for your taste buds, will give you all the nutrients and vitamins your body craves during winter.

Seasonal vegetables

Add a healthy and delicious touch to your meals with a side of seasonal vegetables; check the best ways to prepare them below.


In ​​addition to being rich in fibre and vitamin C, cauliflower is one of the lowest-calorie vegetables. It is an ideal accompaniment to your dishes, both raw and cooked. This vegetable can be stored for two to three days in the fridge and for up to 6 months in the freezer.


A 100 gram serving covers up to 200 percent of our daily needs for beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. The more colourful the better! In fact, brown carrots contain up to twice as much beta-carotene as orange ones. Delicious in savoury recipes, carrots, with their sweet taste, are perfect for baking!


Easy to cook and rich in nutrients, mushrooms are a great companion in your daily cooking. Raw crunchy or cooked fondant; you can eat them in a thousand and one ways. They can be served stuffed, sautéed, raw, with cream or, if you're trying to get really fancy, in a velouté.

Red onion

Onion is a vegetable rich in vitamins and minerals. Raw, it keeps a sweet flavour and mixes perfectly in your salads or sandwiches. If you cook it, its flavour mellows and it may also be more digestible. Its consumption prevents cellular ageing and cardiovascular diseases.

Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are a slightly sweet tasting vegetable whose flesh is rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that helps fight infections in the body. Gratin, mash, fried or even in soup, the sweet potato is delicious in many forms.


Leeks are essential vegetables for this winter. Low in calories but very rich in fibre, leeks are vegetables with strong satiating power. The green part, which has fibres that are more difficult to digest, is ideal for preparing a broth. This vegetable is also delicious in a gratin, vinaigrette, fondue and can also surprise you in salads.

In January, HelloFresh redoubled its efforts for creativity and started offering seasonal recipes. The meal kit service delivers your ingredients in exact quantities to make your life easier but also to fight against food waste. Help yourself and the planet by choosing from 30 recipes on the menu every week. 

Get your dose of winter vegetables with HelloFresh. They are now offering a discount of up to 75 euros on your first three boxes!

Jacqueline Parisi


Jacqueline Parisi

Jacqueline Parisi has been a content consultant for Hellofresh since June 2016.

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