Fall fruits and vegetables

Leaves are getting red and are falling from their trees, days are getting shorter, and it starts getting colder and colder. Yes, fall is here! It also means there are fewer local fresh vegetable options. However, even in fall, it is possible to eat healthy! Here are some fall superfoods:

 

Apples

Apples are the perfect snack after classes or after training. For an after-training snack, add some grilled almonds or dip apple slices in almond butter. It’s delicious!

Apples are rich in antioxidants and fiber. If you use apples in a recipe such as applesauce or pie, keep the skin to enjoy all nutriments.

 

Brussels Sprouts

There are two categories of people: those who love Brussels sprouts and those who didn’t taste well-cooked Brussels sprouts yet! If you are used to eating boiled Brussels sprouts, without taste, it is normal you don’t like this food. However, grill Brussels sprouts in an oven or in a pan with a bit of olive oil and you’ll love it. Why not add some bits of grilled tempeh to go along with the Brussel sprouts?

They are a source of folate, iron, and vitamin K.

 

Turnips

Turnip has a sugary and nut taste. It’s delicious oven-roasted, in puree, or even in soups. It’s an excellent potassium and fiber source.

 

Sweet Potatoes

Rich in vitamin A, iron, and antioxidants, sweet potatoes are delicious oven-cooked and even in muffin recipes. Don’t forget to keep the skin, as the majority of nutrients can be found in it. For a dinner on the go, microwave a sweet potato, add a bit of salt and Chipotle hot sauce, and wrap it in aluminum to keep it warm.

 

Pears

Pears are excellent as such, but they go very well with rocket salad and balsamic vinegar. Do you like sugar? Poach a pear with a bit of maple syrup! Pears are an excellent vitamin C, fiber, and copper source.

 
Happy cooking!

Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches
Triathlete & Coach
BSC in nutrition and food science

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