Healthy Autumn Vegetables Freshest and Best
Not only does autumn generally bring beautifully colored falling leaves and cool, crisp temperatures, but it also produces some of the best vegetables to place on your lunch and dinner table. Here is a list of some of the top picks you’ll want to be sure to grab the next time you are at the grocery store or your local farmer’s market:
Squash – Slice them in half and bake them for a smooth and creamy side dish that satisfies your taste buds.
Zucchini – Chop it up and add it to a stir-fry or put the pieces in your favorite casseroles for a way to add density to a meal without adding calories.
Cabbage – This vegetable is great either chopped up into a homemade slaw or boiled and served with a little sea salt and vinegar.
Brussels sprouts – These small round balls of vegetable goodness are freshest in the autumn and are best tasting when boiled in a little bit of water and olive oil and then topped with some parmesan cheese.
Broccoli – This fall veggie can be eaten raw with a little bit of hummus or cooked and sprinkled with lemon pepper seasoning for a little bit of oomph.
Fennel – Fennel’s natural season is fall, so be sure to add this fresh ingredient to salads, burger patties, salsa and any other meal that you want to give a little extra flavor.
Potatoes – Although you can get this vegetable all year round, it’s natural harvest time is the fall, making this time of year the best for potato lovers. Throw it in the oven and bake it whole or dice it up and coat it with Italian seasoning and olive oil for a roasted potato that tastes oh so good.
These are but a few of the vegetables that you can enjoy during the autumn. Grab a few on your next shopping expedition and let the flavors of fall encompass you.