Now that the days are getting cooler and the leaves are turning orange, it’s officially fall. I don’t know about you, but I love fall for it’s crisp evenings, beautiful foliage, and pumpkin spice everything. But pumpkins aren’t the only delicious gift this season brings: this time of year is known for some of the most savory and flavorful foods.
Eating in season is very important because your body metabolizes different foods differently at different times of year. To get the most nutritious food (and get the most out of it), it’s best to form your diet around what is currently in season.
You’ll notice most of what is harvested in the autumn season is very flavorful and typically high in calories (in a good way!). Fall produce is colored in beautiful warm tones: reds, oranges, browns and deep purples – all indicators of high nutrient content!
Many roots are ready during the fall season, which is perfect because they can store well all winter long in a cellar. It’s like mother nature intended for us to have the right food to make it through the winter!
Some of the classic fall favorites like apples, pumpkins and squashes have become staples in our holiday feasts, giving autumn a distinct flair that we look forward to every year. What could be more fun than taking a trip to a local farm for some apple and pumpkin picking?
Here’s what’s on my fall produce list:
- Winter Squash