• Home
  • Blog
  • 5 Fall Foods We Love (and 37 seasonal recipes!)

5 Fall Foods We Love (and 37 seasonal recipes!)

Kayla Reynolds, MS

With colorful cruciferous veggies lining the stands and comforting root veggies a plenty, fall is by far our favorite season to shop at the farmer’s market. Today we’re sharing 5 of our favorite fall foods along with 37 recipes to get you inspired!

Beets

Beets, beets, the magical root. Although beets are higher in sugar than most vegetables (9 grams per cup), there are a number of reasons you want to include them in your diet. Most notably, beets are full of fiber (4 grams per cup), contain 37% of your daily folate requirement per cup, and are rich in antioxidants (which give them their deep red color).

Butternut Squash

Get your fiber fix and feel full for longer with 6 grams of fiber per cup of butternut squash. You’ll also get more than 4 times the recommended amount of vitamin A and half the recommended amount of vitamin C, and tons of other key nutrients, particularly minerals like potassium, magnesium, and manganese.

Brussels Sprouts

Looking for plant protein? One cup of brussel sprouts contains 3 grams! You’ll also find more than 100% of your vitamin C and K. Brussel sprouts are also a cruciferous veggie. While cruciferous veggies can be gas-inducing, they actually contain many compounds that support a healthy digestive system!

Cauliflower

Eat the rainbow… and cauliflower. As a rule of thumb, colorful foods are the most nutrient-dense, meaning they contain the largest concentrations vitamins and minerals per calorie. However, cauliflower is a nutrient-packed powerhouse. One cup of cauliflower only contains 25 calories but boasts 2.5 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, 77% of your daily vitamin C, and 20% of your Vitamin K.

Kale

There’s a reason that kale is toted as a superfood. Just one cup of kale contains more than your daily requirement of vitamins A, C, and K, a healthy dose of B vitamins, and is also rich in a number of minerals including calcium (no dairy required!). Kale yeah!

Looking for more healthy food inspiration? Try Noom’s Healthy Weight course — 2-weeks FREE.