Eating for the Seasons: Fall Foods

Eating for the Seasons - Fall Foods

When the leaves change color and the weather gets cooler, you know fall is here. That means plenty of pumpkin-flavored drinks and foods. But what else is in season in fall? Let’s explore a number of fall foods you can eat in our next rendition of “Eating for the Seasons.”

Fall Foods in Season (Sept. – Nov.)

Ever wonder how to extend the life or your produce and save money in the long run? Follow this list to help you “eat with the season.” This means choosing fruits and vegetables that are in their peak season. Not only will they be more cost-effective as they are in abundance, they will ripen naturally and will, in turn, last slightly longer than their out-of-season counterparts. This complete list of fruits and vegetables focuses on fall foods in season, along with links to a few recipes using fall produce. I challenge you to incorporate one or more of these foods into your weekly routine. Which foods will you try? What interesting new ways will you find to use these foods?

Fruits:

  • Apples
  • Asian pear
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Guava
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Jujube
  • Key lime
  • Kumquats
  • Passion fruit
  • Pear
  • Persimmons
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate
  • Quince
  • Tomatillos

Vegetables:

  • Acorn squash
  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Butter lettuce
  • Butternut squash
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chayote squash
  • Chinese long beans
  • Delicata squash
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Fennel
  • Green onions/scallions
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Okra
  • Mushrooms
  • Pumpkin
  • Radicchio
  • Rutabagas
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potato
  • Swiss chard
  • Turnip
  • Zucchini

Other:

  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Lemongrass
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Eating for the seasons is easy if you know where to start! Here are a few fall recipes to help you out:

Turkey Mushroom Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Turkey Mushroom Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

via The Clean Eating Couple

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

via The Food Charlatan

Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries and Pecans

Baked Pears with Honey Cranberries and Pecans

via This Gal Cooks

Once fall is over, you can check out the complete list of winter foods in season. If you would like additional information on seasonal foods or a dietary plan to help you lose weight, contact me for a nutrition consultation! Also, be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more tasty recipes!

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Sarah Brunner Registered Dietician at Elite Sports Clubs

Written by Sarah Brunner, RDN, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Registered Dietitian

Sarah is certified in food allergies/intolerances and nutritional counseling, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; has a certificate in Dietetics from Mount Mary University; and a BA in Education and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

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