Four Foods to Try this Fall

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A new season means new produce and what better way to celebrate a drop in temperatures than by preparing some delicious fall meals. Although foods like tomatoes and peaches may be out of season, fall offers its own variety of seasonal foods such as apples, pears and squash.

Shopping for produce that is in season will not only help reduce your grocery bill, but will also help you maximize flavor. Here are some simple ways to enjoy four different fall foods this season.


Probably the most famous of the winter squashes, pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, as well as a good source of fiber and potassium. Pumpkin puree can be used in a variety of ways, including adding it to pancake batter, oatmeal, pasta sauce or even into your favorite soups or chili. And don't forget about roasting the seeds! When consumed in moderation, roasted pumpkin seeds can be a healthy snack packed full of nutrients like zinc, which can aid in immunity.


Who doesn't love a warm bowl of oatmeal on a crisp fall morning? These complex carbs are a great source of fiber, making them a heart-healthy option. Consider topping your oatmeal with nuts, seeds and/or dried fruit for additional fiber, vitamins and minerals.


Whether you're baking a pie or enjoying a warm cider, apples are a must for your fall menu. Not only do they offer vitamin C, but apple skins are also a great source of fiber. Try sprinkling slices of apples with cinnamon and dipping in peanut butter or Greek yogurt, or pair with cheese for an easy snack. Apples also taste great when stewed or baked, making for a healthier dessert option

Brussels Sprouts

As one of the most versatile vegetables, brussel sprouts can be enjoyed in various ways including roasted, baked, boiled or shredded. One cup of cooked Brussels sprouts us packed with nutrients such as folate, iron, vitamins A, C, K and fiber. Try adding to a salad or drizzling with balsamic vinegar for a tangy side dish.