12/04/2012 08:11 am ET Updated Dec 04, 2012

December Superfoods

Drop the eggnog and the sugar cookies! While December may be more well-known for holiday parties and the requisite buffets of baked goods, there are a number of powerhouse fruits and veggies ripe for the picking as the year draws to a close.

The five December superfoods in the slideshow below are also great complements to a lot of the flavors we highlighted in November, many of which are still in season this month. Check out our picks for the best seasonal produce this month and how to enjoy them. Think of something we missed? Let us know in the comments!

December Superfoods