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Nutrition: Enjoying your fall favorites

New Ways to Enjoy Your Fall Favorites

Indulge in the local seasonal foods that your area has to offer. There are a bundle of benefits to eating seasonally and locally; better flavor, more nutrients, and less environmental burden. Here are a few ways to incorporate your local fall foods with a fun and creative twist.

Apples: Spice up seasonal apples by making H3’s Spiced Apple Cider Compote, this sauce will enhance any dinner. Try it on roasted pork tenderloin, seared chicken breast, or grilled beef tenderloin.

Brussel Sprouts: Brussel Sprouts have a bad reputation for flavor and texture, but this reputation is wrong! Brussel sprouts are delicious and chalked full of flavorful nutrients! Try H3’s Brussel Sprout Casserole, it’s a great way to mix up your normal brussel sprout routine.

Parsnips: Parsnips are commonly overlooked and replaced with other fall favorites. However, they are worth your time. Add parsnips to your roasted vegetables to add worthy flavor to your plate. Combine; beets, parsnips, and sweet potatoes. Toss with salt, pepper, and olive oil; roast at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes or until the root vegetables are fork tender.

Cauliflower: The sweet, slightly nutty flavor of cauliflower is perfect for winter side dishes. It is wonderful steamed, but it can also be blended for soups. Incorporate cauliflower into your diet by trying H3’s Potato Cauliflower Mousse.

Squash: Unlike summer squash, winter squash has a fine texture and a slightly sweet flavor. Because of its thick skin, it can be stored for months. It tastes best with other fall flavorings, like cinnamon and ginger. Stuff acorn squash with your favorite vegetables and ground chicken breast. Or make Butternut Squash Soup.

However you choose to incorporate these fall indulgences have fun doing so. Mix it up and try new things, this will keep you from getting bored and it will offer your body a wide variety of nutrients. As always I encourage you to shop your local Farmer’s Market for inspiration. Happy fall!

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