The leaves begin to change into a more colorful hue and make their way into a pile of foliage, marking Fall. This season’s produce is represented by rich oranges, greens, and reds and are packed with notable nutrients. Learn about nutritious and delicious Fall produce and how you can enjoy Fall flavors like pumpkin spice in a healthy way.
The leaves begin to change into a more colorful hue and make their way into a pile of foliage, marking fall. This season’s produce is represented by rich oranges, greens, and reds and are packed with notable nutrients. Learn about nutritious and delicious fall produce and how you can enjoy fall flavors like pumpkin spice in a healthy way.
September 22 marks the first day of fall – yippy! Whether you want to enjoy some seasonal fall produce for environmental reasons, to save some extra cash before the holidays, increase your nutrient content, or simply to get in the cozy and crisp fall time mood, these top picks for seasonal produce will be sure to keep you satisfied through the fall.
Whether you’re bobbing for apples or warming them in a bowl of oats, these classic fruits are packed with soluble fiber. Soluble fiber is known to keep you feeling full for longer and improves your digestive health (1). They’re also a great source of vitamin C, helping keep the common cold away, as the nights get a bit colder.
Similar to apples, pears make great on-the-go snack companions. They are juicy and have wonderful fall flavors. Try pairing pears with warm spices such as ginger and cinnamon. Pears are rich in powerhouse nutrients called antioxidants. As a bonus, get different nutrients by eating different colored pears.
Persimmons are those odd shaped but vibrantly orange colored fruits you sometimes see at your grocery store. Just like similarly colored carrots, persimmons are high in beta carotene, which gets converted into Vitamin A – helpful for healthy glowing skin and keeping your immune system strong.
Hearty leafy green vegetables like kale and collard greens are nutrient all stars. They are popular super foods for a good reason, due to nutrients like Vitamin K which keeps our bones strong and heart healthy. Plus they are packed with filling and healthy gut bacteria fueling fiber.
Turn up the beet this fall with this vibrant reddish purple vegetable. Beets are rich in folate, a vitamin which is important for our growth and development and brain health (2). They’ve even proven to help keep the beat of our heart regular by regulating our blood pressure (3).
Squash are great sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, and B vitamins, providing us with energy as the nights get a bit darker. Fall squash are excellent for roasting such as with our recipe, Roasted Butternut Squash and Chicken. Although technically a gourd, pumpkins can also be considered a squash. Speaking of pumpkin…
You may be thinking, well what about that pumpkin pie latte that I can’t live without every season? We know it won’t quite be fall without it. You can enjoy the warm and spicy goodness without loads of added sugar. Spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves go great in tea or coffee! Also, try our delicious, nutritious, and vegan pumpkin pie cups: Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cups.
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