Stay Fit This Season And Try These Healthy Food Choices For Fall
Fall is in the air! The nights are starting to get a little cooler, the days are getting a little shorter, and that means some of our favorite fall foods are starting to come into season! When it comes to Fall Foods, we think of sweet potatoes, pumpkins, squash, apples, and more. Did you know that eating foods that are in season could actually benefit your health? Foods that are in season tend to be more fresh meaning it has a higher nutritional content as well! One way to find foods that are in season is to order your produce from a local farm, a local farmer’s market, or a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).
A List Of Healthy Food Choices For Fall
• Brussel Sprouts: May protect against cancer, rich in Vitamin A & C, high in potassium folate, iron, and fiber.
• Apples: Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL), high fiber, detoxes liver, improves immune system
• Pumpkin: Aids in weight loss, heart healthy, lower cancer risk, rich in potassium, improves immune system
• Turnips: Aids the body’s natural detoxification system, rich in Vitamin C
• Cauliflower: Aids the body’s natural detoxification system, anti-inflammatory
• Pear: Rich in anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, reduces cancer risk, rich in fiber, aids in digestion
Now that you know some of the healthy food choices for fall and their benefits, here is a recipe that be can paired with a side of lean protein like boneless, skinless chicken breast or salmon:
3 carrots, peeled
1 yellow squash
1 purple onion
2 sweet potatoes, peeled
Preheat oven to 350. Cut all of the vegetables into 1-inch pieces. Place in a large bowl and toss with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until tender.