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

Braised root vegetables and cabbage with fall fruit – Who would’ve thought that fruits and vegetables could be braised together?

Skillet bruschetta with beans and greens  This kale-dominated dish is as flavorful as it is easy to prepare. It only requires 25 minutes!

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.

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.

Fig Almond No-Bake Energy Bites – Looking for a quick recipe for a portable healthy snack? This one takes only 15 minutes to prepare!

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.

For Health Advocate members

If you’re a Health Advocate member with access to the wellness coaching component of our Wellness Program, contact us to connect with a Wellness Coach for more great nutrition tips.