Fall is known as the harvest season because weather conditions are ideal for harvesting fruits and vegetables. From artichokes and arugula to broccoli and Brussels sprouts, fall’s bounty is bursting with flavor and nutrients. Here are five delicious fall favorites and easy, tasty ideas for enjoying them.
- Just 1 cup of broccoli provides 245% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C! It is also an excellent source of vitamins K and A, folate, and fiber. Enjoy it raw with some Parmesan Peppercorn dressing or in a hearty broccoli spinach soup with leeks.
- Many a child (and adult for that matter) has turned up their nose at the sight of Brussels sprouts. But when prepared correctly, these mini cabbages are quite tasty. Plus, they have 4g of fiber per serving. Try this starter recipe featuring bacon! You’re an adult now and it really is time to eat your Brussels sprouts.
- Mushrooms are often classified as a vegetable or herb, but they are actually fungi. Rich in potassium, selenium, vitamin D, fiber, protein, and B vitamins, the abundant varieties equals endless recipes. Relax and unwind with this warm mushroom salad , featuring artichokes. Yum.
- Chard, an earthy, sweet green, is available in a variety of colors (ruby, red, white, green) but the most common varieties are Swiss and rainbow. One ½ cup serving (cooked) is rich in vitamins K and A. Chard is also a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. Whip up this stuffed Swiss chard recipe .
- Radishes are high in fiber, vitamin C, and, with less than 20 calories per cup, are a great option when you’re watching your figure. Enjoy them peeled and sliced, with a little salt or sauté and add to a favorite fall dish for a change of pace. Here are two simple recipes .
This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program. Active Medi-Weightloss® patients should consult the experts at their location on whether the foods mentioned are appropriate for their stage of the program.