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Let’s Eat Some Seasonal Fall Vegetables and Fruits

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Fall is all about using as much fresh produce as you can for your meals. Whether you are a meat-eater or vegetarian, there’s plenty of room on your plate for produce. The following fruits and vegetables are in-season and readily available during the fall, offering you the opportunity to make seasonal dishes while also saving money by getting produce that’s currently in season.

Tasty Fall Fruit

The first category of fresh produce to try in the fall is your fruit. There are a lot of fruits that are in season during the fall, not just the ones listed. However, these ones do tend to be the favorites among people who enjoy seasonal dishes. Consider adding these fruits to your menus during this spring:

Apples

Apples are the ultimate fall fruit! They are juicier and sweeter during the fall since this is their harvest season. You can find both green and red apples that are really delicious.

Ways to Enjoy:

  • Have apple slices with peanut butter or almond butter as a snack.
  • Add your apples to your morning juice or smoothie.
  • Try a delectable and healthy dessert with apple slices, caramel drizzle, and some dark chocolate chips on top.
  • Add apples to any salad.
  • Try one of the fall apple drinks from my previous post.

Cranberries

When you want berries in the fall, it doesn’t get much better than cranberries.

Ways to Enjoy:

  • Add to your juice
  • Top your frozen yogurt or ice cream
  • Add to your favorite fall salad.
  • Make a mashed cranberry sauce with no added ingredients and top biscuits or toast with it.

Figs

Figs are small fruits that often look like veggies but have a sweet flavor and seeds inside.

Ways to Enjoy:

  • Try a pear and fig salad with feta cheese and spinach.
  • Put bacon, fig, and blue cheese on a pizza.
  • Make fig preserves (my grandmother used to make this every year!)
  • Try a pear, blue cheese, bacon, and fig salad and you really won’t be sorry!

Pears

Another excellent fruit you can find during the fall season is the pear. Pears have a sweet yet slightly tangy flavor that makes them ideal to eat alone or with some of your favorite dishes.

Ways to Enjoy:

  • Grill up your pears when having a fall barbecue
  • Add them to salad
  • Have them alone for a low-fat snack.

Pumpkin and Squash

Some of the more popular vegetables to enjoy during the fall season are pumpkin and butternut squash (although both are technically fruits). Other squashes are also in-season, such as spaghetti squash, yellow squash, and zucchini. However, butternut and pumpkin are often used for holiday-based meals. Both of these vegetables have a creamy texture that makes it easy to puree them and use them for a variety of different dishes.

Ways to Enjoy:

  • Cube the roasted vegetables and add to salads and other meals
  • Make pasta out of them by using a spiralizer.
  • Add butternut squash to grain bowls

Popular Fall Vegetables

Sweet Potatoes

Who doesn’t love a good sweet potato? You’re probably used to enjoying these in the fall, where you get a slight sweetness with this complex carbohydrate.

Ways to Enjoy:

  • Make a healthier baked potato.
  • Slice it up into fries.
  • Enjoy it mashed with some grass-fed butter.
  • Make a sweet potato casserole.

In addition to this vegetable, there are some others that are in season during the fall and others that tend to be fan favorites. Many of these veggies are even ones that kids enjoy, which is always a plus. These veggies include:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Artichokes
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Beets
  • Arugula
  • Okra
  • Mushrooms
  • Celery
  • Green beans
  • Kale

Try to mix it up this fall by using different types of fruits and vegetables.

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