Clementines at their Peak!

January 22, 2018
| Created by Melanie Taylor, MS, RDN, CD

Clementines aren’t just cute little oranges, but are also an easy, portable snack that is packed with nutrition.  With just 35 calories per fruit, they provide a whopping 60% of your daily vitamin C! More than just a lunchbox staple, clementines have endless possibilities.  A few of my favorites are:


Replace the work candy jar with a pretty bowl of clementines.
Fill a drawer of your refrigerator with clementines for quick, grab-and-go snacking.
Take them for a post-game treat to kids sporting events.
Try them with zoodles in this recipe for an easy Asian meal.
Keep a few in the car to ward off “hanger” during commuting or car pool.  As a bonus, your car will smell great!
Squeeze a few segments over a salad with a drizzle of olive oil for a tasty dressing alternative.
Eat a few clementines after dinner instead of dessert to curb a sweet-tooth craving.
Too short on time for breakfast?  Grab a few clementines and a handful of nuts to keep hunger at bay.
Take clementines in your gym bag or backpack for a refreshing post workout or hike snack.
Chop and mix with berries or grapes for a fruit salad side or “salsa” to enjoy with graham crackers.


What are your favorite ways to enjoy clementines?  We love to hear your ideas!