Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:
Go
Search posts:

Fall fruits and vegetables you should really try

Posted Nov 08 2009 10:02pm

fall_vegetables

Summer and fall are two seasons where you can turn poor eating habits around, because there are plenty of local fruits and vegetables to discover. If you’ve never tried some of the delicious produce that is available at this time of year, I suggest you start slowly by introducing one or two new fruits or vegetables into your diet each week.

When it comes to healthy recipes to prepare those tasty fruits and vegetables, the Internet is an amazing resource for people who don’t have their bookshelves full of cookbooks.

To help you get started, I’ve listed seasonal fruits and vegetables for October and November. They will add some much-needed variety to your shopping list and help you with your healthy eating goals!

>>> Fruits to try in October:

* Apples (read a review I wrote about why you should eat more apples!)

* Crabapples

* Cranberries

* Figs

* Grapes

* Pears

* Plums

fall_fruits

>>> Fruits to try in November:

* Apples

* Crabapples

* Pears

>>> Vegetables to try in October:

* Alfalfa spouts

* Asian vegetables (see list below)

* Bean sprouts

* Beets

* Broccoli

* Brussel sprouts

* Cabbage (red, green and Savoy)

fall_vegetables_2

* Carrots

* Cauliflower

* Celery

* Cucumber

* Eggplant

* Endives

* Garlic

* Green beans/wax beans

* Green onions

* Leeks

* Lettuce

* Mushrooms

* Parsnips

* Peppers (green, yellow, red and orange)

* Potatoes

fall_vegetables_3

* Radishes

* Rapini

* Rutabaga

* Snow pears

* Spinach

* Sweet corn

* Sweet potatoes

* Tomatoes

* Winter squash (acorn, pepper, spaghetti, buttercup, butternut, Hubbard)

* Zucchini

>>> Vegetables to try in November:

* Alfalfa spouts

* Asian vegetables (see list below)

* Bean sprouts

* Beets

fall_vegetables_5

* Brussel sprouts

* Carrots

* Cauliflower

* Cucumber

* Green onions

fall_vegetables_4

* Lettuce

* Mushrooms

* Parsnips

* Radishes

* Rutabaga

* Sweet potatoes

* Tomatoes

fall_vegetables_6

* Winter squash (acorn, pepper, spaghetti, buttercup, butternut, Hubbard)

* Asian vegetables: I’ll talk more about those healthy Asian vegetables later; for now, I’ll simply list them and let you go to your nearest grocery store or market to discover them!

Popular Asian vegetables: mustard greens, choy sum, yow choy, snow pea shoots, Chinese broccoli, chrysanthemum greens, Napa cabbage, lo bok (daikon), bitter melon, fuzzy squash, bok choy, amaranth, water spinach.

>>>> Eating 5-10 fruits & vegetables a day can be easy!

fall_vegetables_7

I eat a copious amount of almost all the fruits and vegetables listed above, and I hope this list of seasonal fruits and vegetables will inspire you to do the same. Remember, there is no shortage of healthy recipes to help you eat better — you will only be limited by your own willingness to try new foods and by the creativity you are willing to inject into your meals.

I’d love to know which are your favourite fall vegetables and how you prepare them. Just leave your comment below!

Photo red cabbage dish by WordRidden

Photo of pears by yomi955

Photo of carrots by color line

Photo of radishes from Paris street market by johntrainor

Photo of lettuce by bcballard

Photo of Brussels sprouts by sling@flickr

Photo of spaghetti squash by foodistablog

Photo of fall fruits and vegetables by southwestmediacommunica tions

© All copyrights reserved to http://www.eatsmartagesmart.com in all countries.

>>>> If you’re viewing this healthy eating or healthy living tipas part of an aggregatedcontentstreamfrom different sites, or as a re-blogged post, please check out the contenton the original Web site atwww.EatSmartAgeSmart.com

pixelstats trackingpixel
Post a comment
Write a comment:

Related Searches