31 Days of Citrus

Brighten up a winter’s day with sweet, tart and tangy citrus fruit. We've got enough ideas for the whole month of January.

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.

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.

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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