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In season: 5 delicious fall fruits and veggies

Ah, fall. In much of the country, the leaves are changing, the temperatures are cooling, and berry season is far behind us, ushering in the time for comfort foods and hot cocoa. But keeping health and nutrition in check, these five delicious seasonal produce treasures will make a great addition to your cold weather diet.


There’s a wide variety of apples among the crop of fall fruits and veggies, ranging from crisp and tart to sweet and juicy. Not sure which apple is best? That depends on what you’re using it for. Check out this helpful apple breakdown from the Food Network.

What to do with them:

  • Make applesauce
  • Toss freshly chopped apples into a salad with walnuts and sharp cheddar
  • Make an apple cinnamon quinoa

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, as well as potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

What to do with them:

  • Roast until caramelized
  • Bake, then mash with applesauce
  • Add to chili

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts are rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin K. A member of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts contain antioxidant levels that rival those of kale and spinach.

What to do with them:

Roast them, then try a variety of toppings, including,

  • A drizzle of a balsamic vinegar reduction
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Chopped pecans


Pears are a great source of potassium, Vitamin C and fiber, and a nice alternative to apples when you’ve had your fill.

What to do with them:


The flesh of the pumpkin provides a hefty source of potassium, Vitamin A and iron. The seeds offer great nutrition, too. Just an ounce of pumpkin seeds boats 9 grams of protein.

What to do with them:

 Your turn

What’s your favorite thing to do with produce that’s in season during the fall? Feel free to share your favorite idea or recipe.




By | 2021-05-07T17:36:19-04:00 October 12th, 2015|Categories: Nursing News|0 Comments

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