Top 3 Autumn Fruits and Vegetables to Nosh On This Season

We all know that fall means changing leaves and cozy knit sweaters. But the cooler weather also brings with it some majorly delicious fruits and veggies. So, whether you sneak them into tasty side dishes or enjoy them on their own, here are three wonderful autumn foods to pick up on your next shopping trip:

1. Pears

Pears are a sweet and versatile fruit. They’re packed with fiber and rich in minerals, like potassium and copper. These minerals help to:

  • Strengthen your heart
  • Regulate muscle contractions (Goodbye, muscle cramps!)
  • Support your immune and nerve function

As an added bonus, pears are full of powerful antioxidants, which help fight against inflammation.

If you’re looking for a few recipes that incorporate this delicious fruit, here are two mouth-watering favorites:

  • Baked pears: Cut a pear in half and scoop out the seeds. Place the pear, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Sprinkle on cinnamon and your favorite nuts. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon of honey over the top and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Yum!
  • Pear applesauce: Chop up 4 pears and 3 apples into chunks. Add them to a saucepan along with 1/2 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove the lid and cook until the fruit is soft. Remove the pan from the heat, and transfer the contents to a food processor. Blend until it’s smooth. Add in cinnamon to taste. 🤤

And of course, you can always eat your pears raw. If you do, be sure to also eat the peel so you can enjoy the full health benefits.

2. Carrots

Most people know about the eye-enhancing benefits of the lowly carrot. But did you know that carrots are also linked to lower cholesterol levels and are considered a weight-loss-friendly food?

Some of the most popular ways to eat carrots include munching on them raw or roasted on the grill. But if you’re looking for a few more creative ways to munch on these crunchy treats, try one of these recipes:

When it comes to carrots, the sky's the limit. So, don’t be afraid to swap out other root vegetables with these nourishing orange delights.

3. Pomegranates

Pomegranates are one of the healthiest fruits on the planet. Their little tiny seeds are overflowing with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It’s even said that pomegranate juice has triple the amount of antioxidant levels as compared with green tea or red wine!

Aside from throwing a few seeds in your salads, here are three unique ways to enjoy this incredible fruit:

  • Sprinkle the seeds on avocado toast as a tangy garnish.
  • Upgrade your PB&J to an AB&P – almond butter and pomegranate sandwich.
  • Whip up a pomegranate relish for your lamb chops. Just mix the seeds with some feta cheese, olives, olive oil, and parsley – and voila!

With their intense health and flavor benefits, pomegranates are simply too good to pass up this fall.

Taste Your Way Through Fall

While pumpkins may get all the glory this time of year, they aren’t your only option. If you’re looking for some seasonal produce that’s packed with great-for-you nutrients, start with these three picks.

So, head to your local supermarket and fill your basket with these seasonal gems today. Your taste buds can’t wait!

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