A Healthy Harvest Guide
Now that it is starting to feel a little more like Fall, we can enjoy the produce that is at its peak right now! The following fruits and vegetables are not only delicious but full of nutrition. A perfect excuse to get cooking on cool nights.
Visit your local farmers market or grocery store and fill your basket with these fall superfoods.
Apples – full of antioxidants and contain 4g of fiber per serving; best August to November; great with peanut butter for a mid-afternoon snack!
Brussel Sprouts – good source of vitamin, folate and iron; best September to March; delicious roasted with a little olive oil, salt and pepper in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Pears – good source of fiber and best August to February; add in a salad or a smoothie.
Squash – contain omega-3 fatty acids and an excellent source of vitamin A; best October to February; try roasted acorn squash or spaghetti squash and meatballs.
Pumpkin – has more uses than just for Halloween; ideal for pies, cakes and breads; rich in potassium and a good source of B-vitamins and fiber.
Sweet Potatoes – excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of iron; best September to December; try oven roasted wedges. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes.
Pomegranates – a delicious, fresh and flavorful seed loaded with antioxidants; add seeds to salads or enjoy for a snack.
Enjoy this season with produce loaded with nutrition!
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