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Fun with fall produce

The summer is not officially over (the first day of fall is September 22nd!), but the start of September usually signals the beginning of fall produce. Produce may not seem to be abundant in the fall months, but it is actually a great time of year for some of the most nutritional fruits and veggies! Much of the produce available this season is high in fiber and full of vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s versatile and easy to eat! Take a look at all of your options below and try some of our suggested recipes.

Fall fruits:

Apples, figs, pears, grapes, passion fruit, pomegranate, carrots, grapes, cranberries, persimmons, guavas, date plums

Fall vegetables:

Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, parsnips, rutabaga, squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams, kale, cauliflower and turnips

Try some of these tasty fall recipes!

Oven-roasted vegetables

This recipe features 5 delicious fall vegetables! Serve as a side dish or a vegetarian entrée. RECIPE

Skillet bruschetta with beans and greens

This kale-dominated dish is as flavorful as it is easy to prepare. It only requires 25 minutes! RECIPE 

Baked apples

This quick and easy recipe is prepared in the microwave. It is delicious on its own as a sweet treat, or you can serve it over oatmeal or mix into pancakes. RECIPE

Pumpkin Chili

Most pumpkin recipes are limited to sweet treats. This delicious recipe breaks the mold by offering a savory way to consume fall’s favorite vegetable. RECIPE 

Fig Almond No-Bake Energy Bites

Looking for a quick recipe for a portable healthy snack? This one takes only 15 minutes to prepare! RECIPE

Cauliflower & Couscous Pilaf

Disregarded as a bland vegetable, cauliflower is often left off dinner menus. However, this recipe is delicious. It’s the perfect low-calorie side dish to warm your belly on a crisp fall evening. RECIPE 

Braised root vegetables and cabbage with fall fruit

Who would’ve thought that fruits and vegetables could be braised together? RECIPE

Original Source: http://blog.healthadvocate.com/2017/09/fun-with-fall-produce/

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