Fall is upon us which means it’s time for cinnamon, apples, and pumpkins! These are the most common food elements of this beautiful season. Today, we highlight some awesome fruits and veggies that don’t usually get the spotlight when the leaves start to turn colors. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired enough to pick a few up for the upcoming fall season.
Would you had even known that these sweet bunches of fruit would be the ripest and best tasting around this time of year? Grapes are known to be a good source of fiber and antioxidants. Being made of mostly water, grapes are a great way to get a little extra water in your system. Wondering how to add these fruits to your fall menu, take a look at this great grape crisp.
Everyone wants to gravitate to the apple. Granted, it is amazing this time of year, it is not the only super delicious ripe, full-flavored fruit of the fall season. Let’s not forget about the pear. Pears are such an underrated fruit but guaranteed if you give this fruit a try this upcoming season, you may find a new favorite. Pears go great in baked desserts this time of year and even something as crazy as a prosciutto pizza. Give pears fruit a try this season, they might pleasantly surprise you.
It’s a common misconception that pomegranates are freshest during the winter months, but Autumn is a great time to grab a couple and add them to your regular fall grocery list. Full of Vitamin C and antioxidants, Pomegranates can add a splash of flavor to some of your favorite fall dishes and beverages too!
Onto the vegetables! We hope these few alternatives to the common squash and green bean give you some inspiration in the upcoming fall months.
Besides being rich in antioxidants and vitamins C and K, the artichoke is one of the most delicious and underrated veggies of the autumn season. Yes, they are awesome in a chicken enchilada soup, but the heart of this vegetable can provide great nutrients and flavor to even the most simple menu items.
Although this vegetable is fairly common, the food possibilities are nearly endless. The sweet potato is great for heart health and is a good source of vitamin D, which helps build healthy bones. This vegetable should be known for more than the star of dessert during Thanksgiving. Sweet potatoes are surprisingly versatile and should be used with innovation in mind this fall.
The majority of us hated this veggie villain as children, but as our palettes matured we began to embrace the Brussels Sprout – well, some of us at least. These small-but-mighty veggies pack a huge amount of antioxidants and have been known help protect against certain cancers. If that isn’t enough to get you to put a few in your basket at Trader Joe’s, then maybe pairing it with an awesome recipe like Brussels Sprouts, Au Gratin may help.
Cheers to one of best changes of the year, the kick off to the warmth of the holidays. Here’s to hoping that this season if full of joy, laughter and plenty of healthy, delicious and unique food.