Did you know that most produce isn't available all year round? Every season there are different vegetable and fruits that are in season. This means that these foods are harvested and taste the best at this time. In the fall some examples are apples, brussel sprouts, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, pears, parsnips, and pumpkin. There are so
many recipes to use these foods with! Many people in the fall really enjoy pumpkin flavors
which is one food that is in season and can be used in so many different ways, from lattes to side dishes any even dessert, too!
One of the best ways to use some of these foods are by roasting them on a sheet pan. You
could use whatever vegetables you want, but if you wanted to use the foods in season,try grbbing cauliflower, butternut squash, and brussel sprouts. When we use vegetables that are in season, we are getting more viatmins and minerals in them than if we chose something that isn't in season. Then add whatever seasonings you want or use a seasoning packet! To add some healthy fats, you can also use oil to coat all the veggies and even add pumpkin seeds. This will help with making the vegetables crisp and delicious. Adding chicken as well would make it into a full meal or we can just have these veggies as a side to whatever you wanted to have as the main dish. This is a quick, easy, and healthy fall recipe!
Another fall recipe that you could use these in season vegetables as a soup. Some of our favorites are carrot and sweet potato soup, butternut squash soup, or even pumpkin soup. Apples could be used in desserts but also in salads for crunch and fiber. Add apples and pecans to your next salad to make an apple pecan salad. Use whatever apple is your favorite and chop it up with some cucumber, goat cheese or feta, and pecans. For the dressing, use apple cider dressing which includes garlic, dijon mustard, maple syrup and olive oil! You could add whatever other ingredients you want as well.
Using fresh and in season fruits and vegetables is an easy way to make healthy choices that also give you loads of nutrients and flavor, too. What is your favorite way to use fall fruits and vegetables?