Fall brings lower temps, new seasonal produce and comfort food cravings. Believe us when we say, this is one of the most fun times to experiment in the kitchen. The biggest factor is flavor! If you can create it, you are golden! Here are the 3 best and easiest produce for fall that you can find and try right away!
Health Benefits: Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free
Store: If pears are ripe, use them right away or refrigerate for up to 5 days to slow further ripening. If they are firm, leave them at room temperature. Be sure to check them daily to catch them at perfect ripeness.
Try: Baked Pears with Honey: Blog coming soon!
This recipe is great when you have a sweet tooth or craving something warm and comforting. Throw this in the oven when you are prepping/eating dinner that it is ready it’s time for dessert. You can also have this delectable fruit with a few dollops of greek yogurt in the morning for breakfast, brunch or even a mid day snack. Who makes the rules? You!
Health Benefits: Low calorie, Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Good source of vitamin C, Good source of copper, High in vitamin A
Store: Store butternut squash in a cool, dark place for up to a month. Once cut, refrigerate the unused portion.
This recipe is great when you have a million things to do but are wanting to get a fresh meal on the table. It’s also a recipe that if you have a stocked pantry and freezer, you should have all you need at any point. You’ll throw all the ingredients on a sheet pan and bake for 40-50min while you take care business and boom, you are an expert multi-tasking chef!
Health Benefits: Low in calories, Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, High in vitamin A, Good source of vitamin K
Store: Refrigerate after opening cans or freeze for later use.
Here it is. The recipe to curb your pumpkin craving. This recipe takes oats and soaks them overnight in all your favorite fall flavors. You will think you are eating pie, expect this is so much better for you nutritionally. You can heat it up or eat it cold. You can easily take this with you if you need a quick grab and go option.
Now, you can get seasonal products at every grocery store. We personally love Central Market, Whole Foods and Trader Joes. However, you get bonus points and help your community when you visit your local Farmers Markets! Here are a few you can check out and when they are open.
Wednesday and Saturday 8 am to 12pm
Saturdays 8:00 am - noon
Ridgmar Farmers Market
Every Day 8am-6pm
900 Alta Mere Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76116
We know fall is known for the all mighty Pumpkin Spice Latte, pillow cases of halloween candy, football tailgates and holiday parties. We truly do think you should enjoy all these things from time to time. However, we highly recommend swapping out some of those for more healthy options and taking advantage of the fresh whole foods available to us during this wonderful season.
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