Incorporating fall foods into your diet may seem tricky, but here at the College Chew we know how to turn fall into a healthy treat. Produce options do become more limited as the temperatures get cooler and the leaves start to change, but there are still plenty of options available. By incorporating the fruits and veggies on this list you can not only add much needed nutrients to your diet, but also add some festive fall flavor to your palate!
This fall try going beyond your Starbucks PSL when it comes to pumpkins! These fall mascots can be more than decoration and flavoring; pumpkins are good for you too. Pumpkins are high in fiber, Vitamin A and amino acids. This vegetable is at it’s height during the Fall, so feel free to experiment. Although Pumpkin can be put in pies, for your Trim Thursday, try roasting the seeds or enjoying the meat of the pumpkin in a soup. For some ideas, try out these recipes:
50 Best Pumpkin Recipes
Experience Thanksgiving comfort (and nutrition) all fall long by incorporating squash into your meals. Although squash can sometimes be thought of as a summer food, it is still plentiful within the fall months. With only 20 calories for a whole vegetable this is a great option for a Trim Thursday. Squash contains great amounts of Vitamin C and Iron both of which are exceptional parts of a healthy diet. Interested in adding some squash to your plate? Try these recipes soon:
Healthy Butternut Squash Recipes
Go back to your childhood favorites this fall, and add some apples to your day. This is one of the best options on this list because these tasty treats can be eaten easily at any time, or incorporated into more complicated recipes. Apples are best eaten with the skin for the maximum amount of nutrients. With plenty of antioxidants and fiber, this fall fruit is a great option for adding more produce to your Trim Thursday. Try eating an apple a day, and keeping the doctor away with these creative recipes:
Healthy Apple Recipes
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