Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Goodness Of A Fall Harvest

Fall is officially here and with it a dearth of good for you veggies and fruits. This is the season to take advantage of some of the vitamin rich bounties that our orchards and gardens are yielding. Start eating them now and you and your family will feel better during the months ahead.

Pumpkins and squash are a big part of the seasonal diet. Both are high in iron and beta carotene. They are also high in Vitamin A and magnesium too. Kale, another fall favorite is a good source of Vitamin A. If your kids aren't big on it consider making kale chips. Wash the leaves , then put on a lightly oiled cookie sheet and season with sea salt. Bake in a low oven for half an hour. Cabbage , which is great for dieters makes its' entrance now too. There''s nothing like stuffed cabbage filled with tofu and brown rice for an uber healthy dinner.

Of course there are apples and pears. These are rich in a number of vitamins and antioxidants. Luckily you can tum both into caramel coated treats on a stick so the kids will gobble them up. You can also think about making baked apples or poached pears in wine. You can also add the fruit , cut up in chunks to salad for crunch and taste too.

The fall brings a harvest of good fruits and vegetables. Yet they're also good for your body too. Celebrate this autumn with them!

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