Buying seasonal produce is a good choice for staying healthy and fall is the time to start enjoying more vegetables. You will probably be making hearty meals that warm up your body, such as soups, stews, and casseroles, all of which taste great with more vegetables. Here are some fall veggies to enjoy.
Carrots are sometimes referred to as a spring vegetable, though they are often available in the fall as well. They also go great with many of your favorite fall recipes including soups, stews and casseroles.
You can even eat them raw like adding carrots to your salads, or just enjoying a snack with carrots and ranch or hummus dip.
Roasting carrots is another great option, which just requires a little olive oil, your favorite seasonings, and an oven.
There are a lot of different types of squashes that are popular in the fall, though you can’t go wrong with a nice butternut squash. It is low in fat and calories, has a lot of nutrients, and has a creamy texture that is perfect for soup.
In fact, it is commonly turned into butternut squash soup that you can serve on its own or with your choice of bread or crackers.
You can also steam or roast the butternut squash and enjoy with butter, cheese, or pasta.
If you’re not sure what else butternut squash can be added to – try soups you’re making. Even if it doesn’t include them, but includes other vegetables. Cut up some squash and add it. You’ll be surprised what a treat this can be in the soup.
Don’t forget about your sweet potatoes! These are a sweeter and lower fat version of white potatoes, as well as being lower in carbohydrates.
Sweet potatoes have so many different uses, from making a healthier French fries or mashed potatoes, to frying them, roasting them, boiling them, or doing just about anything with this versatile vegetable.
These fall vegetables are great to have, but are by no means all the ones you should consider. Some other excellent fall vegetables to enjoy include yams, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and pumpkin.
In fact, pumpkin can also replace certain ingredients in your baked dishes to make them lower fat, including cakes and cupcakes.
The great thing about these vegetables is the fact that all of them can be used as a vegetable for any of your dinners. So if you want to introduce them to your family that is one way to do it. Or you can find a recipe that highlights one of these fall vegetables and you’ll be hooked on using them. These veggies work amazing for either option.