Enjoy the deliciously healthy benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables all year long with these easy, gourmet-inspired recipes. From potatoes coated in Indian spices to creamy carrot soup, pear and arugula salad, and much more, you’ll never get enough of fall’s farmers’ market finds.
Here’s our guide to the fall harvest. Find out about the vegetables that are in season now — from bok choy to leeks to watercress with our guide from FoodFit founder and CEO Ellen Haas’ book Great Adventures in Food. We’ll tell you what to look for at the market, how to store the vegetables at home and how to cook them, plus great recipes.
At certain times of year, some fruits are, quite simply, yummier than others. A lot of the time, fruits and vegetables that are not in season are not even sold in the grocery store, both because they are not being harvested and because the ones that are available just aren’t as good. If you’ve ever tried to buy blueberries, watermelon or peaches in the middle of winter, you probably understand that they are practically impossible to find and not nearly as juicy and delicious as the ones you eat during the summer.
If you worry that your family isn’t getting enough fruits and vegetables in their daily diet, it might be time for a menu makeover. Here’s how to choose fresh produce – and 10 great ideas for incorporating it into your diet.