A Diet Rich in Fall VegetablesOctober 3, 2023
5 Ways to Add More Fall Vegetables Into Your Diet
Help to feel your best is guided by the food you eat. As we glide through the seasons to Fall, it comes with some foods that are at their peak. We think of red and orange tied to pumpkins and apples. But there are more powerhouse vegetables that need some light during this season.
Vegetables are a source of many nutrients including potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, dietary fiber, and folate. Although it depends on where you live, typically the Fall vegetables include the following:
• Bell Peppers
• Brussel Sprouts
• Butternut Squash
• Green Beans
• Lima Beans
Here are 5 ways to incorporate some more of these vegetables into your diet:
Get Salad Inspired
– If making salads doesn’t appeal to you, you’re not alone. Get inspired by ordering a fall themed salad at one of your favorite places and try one!
Make a (fruit) and vegetable dessert
– think low sugar apple crisp with cinnamon and oats
– more recipes found here
Soup it Up
– try a pumpkin pureed soup or minestrone to warm up on a cool day
Try a Vegetable Lasagna
-zucchini and eggplant are popular substitutes for noodle in this classic dish
Cook a Vegetable Omelet-
– Add sliced bell peppers and feta cheese and you have a more interesting and colorful version
If you need another reason to get going on your veggies, increasing fiber has an association with weight loss. And the above can be fast, fun and flavorful.