In every season, it’s best to eat the foods that are ripe for harvest in that season. Autumn is no exception, and while plenty of people go pumpkin-crazy, there’s so much more to the autumn harvest. Here I’ll share 6 foods in season this autumn that are delicious and healthy.
Choosing the right seasonal autumn foods helps you get the nutrients your body needs, plus you’ll stay on track with healthy options that taste great and make you feel great. So, what should you stock up on this autumn to enjoy your meals?
Don’t be fooled by the name, many of these squash varieties come into season in Autumn, especially the popular spaghetti squash. The texture of the incredible spaghetti squash is so much like pasta you won’t believe it. Making it is simple, too. You slice it in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, drizzle with olive oil, and bake it until it’s just tender. It comes right out with a fork and serves as a healthier base for those soothing saucy creations of Italian origin. It’s also prime for roasting or making into soups. Here is how an easy how-to cook your spaghetti squash if you have never tried it before.
Apples and Pears
Both apples and pears have fiber and loads of vitamins. They taste sweet and juicy and have low calories. For snacks or even for baking in the oven, they create a healthy dessert alternative that creates all the cozy flavours you love about this season.
Is there anything cauliflower can’t do? You can mash it like potatoes, turn it into pizza crust, make it into rice, and so much more. You won’t miss your high-carb foods when you replace them with nourishing and cruciferous cauliflower this autumn! Why not try my Curried Cauliflower dish that’s both dairy-free and gluten-free.
With plenty of fiber, figs deserve a spot on your table. You can get them any time of year, but they are at their best in the autumn. They go beautifully with high-quality cheese (if you can tolerate dairy), in salads, grilled, or even dried in your own homemade trail mix for the perfect snack.
Yes, sweet potatoes are always around, but they are considered an autumn seasonal vegetable. With good carbs your body needs, they are a great side or even perfect for a light main meal with the right toppings. Make them into soup, roast them up, or mash them. Give my Smashed Sweet Potatoes a try, this recipe is super popular for good reason.
Technically it’s a spice, but hey, what would seasonal autumn foods be without any flavour? Cinnamon is terrific on roasted veggies, especially those sweet potatoes. Even better, it’s useful for keeping blood sugar regulated. Because of its naturally sweet taste, you won’t need to add any sugar. Create a sweet-tasting smoothie with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top, or add it to your coffee for a warm, soothing, and healthy flavour sensation.
When you make healthy seasonal choices this Autumn, you’ll sustain your health and immunity into the winter months when your body needs it most. All you have to do is include some of these 6 foods in season this Autumn and they can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.