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, 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).
- Beet Berry Smoothie
- Beet Ginger and Coconut Milk Soup
- Colorful Beet Salad with Carrot Quinoa & Spinach
- Hunky Heartbeet Cabbage Soup
- Lemon Thyme Roasted Beets
- Olive Oil Baked Beet Chips
- Raw Beet Slaw
- Red Velvet Beet Brownies
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.
- Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing
- Butternut Squash Coleslaw with Honey Goat Cheese Dressing
- Butternut Squash Hashbrowns
- Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash
- Paleo Butternut Gnocchi Pasta
- Parmesan Butternut Squash Fries
- Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus
- Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Kale, Cranberries, and Chickpeas
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!
- Baked Brussels Sprouts Chips
- Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potato Hash
- Brussels Sprout Slaw with Coconut Bacon
- Honey Roasted Garlic Brussel Sprouts
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Soup
- Chicken, Apple, Sweet Potato, and Brussels Sprouts Skillet
- Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples and Walnuts
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.
- 5-Ingredient Baked Cauliflower Tots
- Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry
- Grilled Cauliflower Steaks
- Healthy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
- Healthy Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Mustard Parmesan Whole Roasted Cauliflower
- Skinny Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
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!
- 5-Minute Vegan Kale Pesto
- Avocado Kale Smoothie
- Detoxifying Kale and Cauliflower Soup
- Garlic Kale Chips
- Kale Broccoli and Feta Saute
- Kale, Sesame and Cucumber Salad
- Lemony Kale and White Bean Soup