31 Days of Citrus

by in 30 Days, January 5, 2012


Brighten up a winter’s day with sweet, tart and tangy citrus fruit.

1.    Grow your own.

2.    Read up on lemons.

3.    Liven up a beet salad.

4.    Make (lightened-up) margaritas.

5.    Turn leftover holiday cranberries into orange and lemon-spiked chutney.

6.    Guess how much vitamin C is in one grapefruit?

7.    Prepare fish en papillote with sliced citrus for a light and flavorful meal.

8.    Stuff a chicken with lemon and oranges and roast.

9.    Do you have a reamer for your citrus?

10.  Use citrus juice and zest to marinate chicken thighs.

11.   Dip clementines in dark chocolate and sprinkle with sea salt.

12.  Find out why citrus made our list of healthy flavor boosters.

13.  Looking for a light, lemon-flavored dessert?

14.    Drizzle oranges with maple syrup for a breakfast salad.

15.    Dive into a sour and juicy blood orange.

16.    Add tangelos to a spinach salad.

17.    Green foods like limes have special health-protecting antioxidants.

18.    Try a classic combo – salmon and citrus.

19.    Make limoncello or infused vodka with citrus rind.

20.    Add a burst of orange to mashed sweet potatoes.

21.    Choose water-packed mandarin oranges to cut out extra sugar. Toss them in a salad.

22.    Make a fruity soup for dessert.

23.    Combine basil and lime for a refreshing sorbet.

24.    Basil also compliments the tangy flavor of grapefruit.

25.    Ina’s Lemon Cake stays moist with lemon syrup.

26.    Sweet grapefruit and fresh fennel make a killer salad.

27.    Whip up a batch of these lemony cookies for company.

28.     Get Robin’s clever grapefruit creations.

29.    Got a sniffle? Does citrus help boost immunity? Find out.

30.     Add lime segments to mango salsa.

31.    Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for homemade Caesar salad dressing.

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Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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