Embrace Autumn’s Bounty: Healthy Food Choices in Fall
As the weather here in Florida finally has a bit of crispness in the air, we becomes aware that the fall season has come about. The fall season brings an abundance of delicious and nutritious foods. October is the perfect time to savor the flavors of autumn while prioritizing your health. Here’s a glimpse into some of the wholesome foods you can enjoy this month.
October is synonymous with apple-picking season. Apples are not only a tasty snack but also a great source of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Try them in salads, oatmeal, or as a crunchy dip with peanut butter.
Pumpkin spice everything might be popular, but real pumpkin is a nutritional powerhouse. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Roast it for a tasty side dish or blend it into soups for a comforting meal. Stop in and grab our pumpkin pancakes
Varieties like butternut, acorn & spaghetti squash are excellent sources of vitamins A and C. They make delightful additions to soups, stews, and casseroles, adding a creamy texture and a hint of sweetness. We use spaghetti squash in our chicken Lasagna
Fresh cranberries start to appear in October, bringing their tart flavor and a hefty dose of vitamin C. Whip up a homemade cranberry sauce or toss them into your morning smoothie.
5. Brussels Sprouts:
These small, cabbage-like veggies are at their best in the fall. They’re packed with nutrients and can be roasted or sautéed with a drizzle of olive oil for a delicious side dish. Kale and Brussel Casear is available in our deli cases
Fall pears are a sweet and juicy treat. They’re an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C. Enjoy them fresh in salads and fruit bowls or poached for an elegant dessert.
October is the season for nuts like almonds and walnuts. They provide healthy fats, protein, and a satisfying crunch. Snack on them or sprinkle them over your salads for an extra dose of nutrition. We love our almond flour baked goods and the candied nuts in our fall salad
8. Sweet Potatoes:
These vibrant tubers are a fantastic source of beta-carotene and fiber. Bake or mash them for a nutritious alternative to regular potatoes. Wedges are available daily in our vegan deli case
9. Comforting Soups:
Fall is the perfect time to indulge in comforting soups. Whether it’s a hearty vegetable soup, a butternut squash, or a classic chicken, soups are a wholesome way to stay warm and nourished. A variety of specials are always in our grab n go cooler.
By focusing on these seasonal ingredients, you can create a menu that’s not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients. As the days grow shorter and the temperatures begin to cool off, these fall foods will keep you energized, warm, and feeling your best. So, fall in love with as many of these as possible and enjoy the healthful benefits of the season.