This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.
I guess I am now officially a Floridian, I have been living here for almost 3 years now! Wow where does the time go? I don’t really know how long you have to live in Florida to become a Floridian, is there a rule for this?
Anyway, I’m loving all of the fresh foods I can get year round here. It’s definitely a change from living in land locked Minnesota.
I go to the grocery store probably 4-5 times a week, I know I’m obsessed with food. 🙂
The reason I go so often is because I always love to have fresh fruit and veggies on hand, and I like to buy them as I need them so they don’t get spoiled.
I always buy local when I can, because I believe we should all support our local farmers. So of course I look for the foods that are labeled Fresh From Florida.
My first favorite food to eat in the winter is Blueberries. I just love how we can get fresh Blueberries all year long here!
I use Blueberries all of the time in my morning smoothies, like this Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie. This smoothie is so creamy and delicious!
Sometimes I mix up the morning routine and make a bowl of Blueberry Coconut Steel-Cut Oats. This is so hearty and delicious!
My second fav would have to be Kale, yep!
Kale is an amazing Superfood that you can get year round here in Florida, and is perfect for this Winter Kale Quinoa Salad.
This salad is so healthy and so filling. And look how colorful it is! 🙂 I love colorful salads like this.
My third favorite food is Lemons.
I use Lemons every single day to put in my drinking water. There’s never a shortage of Lemons here in Florida, thank goodness!
I also use them to make salad dressing as well, like this Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing.
Btw, this salad dressing goes great with the Winter Kale Quinoa Salad above. 🙂
My fourth favorite food is Tilapia.
I just love going to the grocery stores here to get fresh fish! They even label the fish, so you know exactly where it came from. I always choose the fish from Florida, that way I know it’s super fresh.
I like to make a healthy Coconut Curry Tilapia with a Zucchini Medley on the side. Everything bakes right in a foil packet for easy cleanup!
My fifth fav would have to be Chicken.
I like to use my Slow Cooker as much as I can in the winter. One of my favorite Chicken dishes to make are these Slow Cooker Lemon Paprika Chicken Thighs.
These are so flavorful, tender, and juicy!
There are also many delicious recipes on the Fresh From Florida website that I encourage you all to try. They also have some cool recipe videos as well, check out their Facebook page for more as well as their Twitter page ~ Follow The Fresh!