As the temperatures drop and the days shorten, you can welcome fall food into your life. Luckily, the foods that are in season in fall, especially fruits and vegetables, are diverse and plentiful. By using fall food in your autumn diet, you’ll have an easy and fun time putting together delicious and healthy meals. Let’s take a look at a few of the many foods that are in season in autumn:
- Vegetables and fungi: Broccoli, Kale, Brussels sprouts, Sweet potatoes, Potatoes, Yams, Burdock, Wild Mushrooms, Carrots, Cabbage, Leeks, Parsnips, Beets, Pumpkin, Squash, Spinach, Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic
- Fruits and nuts: Apples, Pears, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Figs, Pomegranate, Tangerines, Grapes, Mandarins, Plums, Cranberries, Walnuts, Chestnuts
- Meat: Grouse, Hare, Deer, Elk, Moose, Lamb, Partridge, Pheasant, Rabbit
- Seafood: Lobster, Mackerel, Mussels, Eel, Brown Crab, Turbot, Salmon
Fall is a season abundant in vegetables and fruits. However, why would you limit yourself to using these seasonal products predominately? Well, aside from these foods likely fitting your better in fall, you have a couple of definite benefits when you plan your meals with the seasons:
When you use add mainly fall foods to your diet, you assure that you can work with fresh produce. The alternative frozen foods, greenhouse grown foods or processed foods are always less tasty and less rich in nutrients. By using seasonal products, you are sure to produce healthier and tastier meals.
By planning your meals with the seasons, you make sure your gastronomic life doesn’t get boring. Working with the different in season products allows you to change your diet all year round. This way, you can learn to create and enjoy new and different dishes with every new season.
You do not only make your diet more diverse, healthier and tastier by using fresh seasonal products. By buying your seasonal vegetables and fish from local farmers markets and fish markets, you support your local farmers and fishermen. Spending your food money on local produce ensures that you will also be able to find great fresh products right at your local markets next year and many years to come.
Most of the food you buy in season is available in abundance only in that season, which means that the prices are low. Buying mostly fresh local produce can allow you to save a nice amount of cash on your food expenses.