It’s not going to be summer for long, and with the changing of weather comes the changing of fruit and veggies in season. Sometimes our favorites leave, but sometimes they stay – and are perfect for the cooler seasons.
Choosing which fruits and veggies to pick up, in the stores around this time, can be a bit challenging. Check out five great options below that are perfect for this weather, and will satisfy your taste buds!
Whether eaten alone, or baked into a pie for Thanksgiving, apples are irresistible. There are tons of different types – Fuji and Granny Smith are two of the more popular ones. Apples are jam packed with antioxidants that help prevent illness and aging. They’re also great for digestion due to the high amount of fiber found in them. Plus, apples are known to strengthen our gums and our teeth. Try these yummy recipes that are perfect for fall – Skinny Ms.’ “Clean Eating Apple Pie,” or this “Healthier Apple Cider Donuts,” recipe by Mix It Up!
Cranberries are a great low calories food to add to your diet this fall. Perfect for around the holidays, this fruit can double, not only as a food, but also as a nice decoration. Cranberries have been known to help lower the risk of urinary tract infections, improve our immune systems, and help prevent certain cancers! A half-cup is only 25 calories, so add cranberries to your next meal for some extra benefits. Here are some great recipes with cranberries – Try these “Cranberry-Buttermilk Scones,” from Health or this delicious “Tender Cranberry Chicken,” recipe from Taste of Home.
If there is one super food to add to your diet this fall, it’s broccoli. This veggie is packed full with vitamin C, Vitamin A, and has amazing anti-cancer benefits. It has antioxidants that help detoxify our bodies, while supplying us with calcium, and fiber. Check out this “Creamy Broccoli and Apple Slaw,” recipes from Real Simple or this “Broccoli-Bacon Salad,” from Eating Well – because seriously, who doesn’t want to add bacon into any diet?
For some reason, when the thought of fall pops into the mind, so do sweet potatoes. This orange veggie is at its peak during the season, so why not get them while they’re good? Packed with vitamin A, and C, sweet potatoes, when baked, also have nearly 5 grams of fiber too! Bodybuilding.com has a yummy, “Cilantro and Lemon Sweet Potato Fries,” recipe! Check that, and this “Baked Sweet Potato,” recipe that has an “egg-cellent” addition to it.
No fall season would be complete if squash wasn’t involved – and yes, this does include pumpkins! Low in calories, but high in vitamins and minerals, adding squash or pumpkins into a fall diet is perfect. Squash, mainly pumpkins help with heart disease and high blood pressure! Oh She Glows has a yummy looking “Black Bean and Butternut Squash Burrito,” and Taste of Home has a delicious “Pumpkin Roll/Cake,” recipe that is perfect for any family gathering!