The Most Nutritious Fall Veggies to Include in Your Next Meal

Fall produce is the ultimate. You have the best of both worlds and for a brief moment in time you have every chef’s dream, summer produce like zucchini, tomatoes and berries are still coming up, but with the heartier produce like squashes, cauliflower and brussels sprouts. It’s my favorite time for food and I wanted to share some recipes that I’m excited to try out this season!

1. Brussels Sprouts

A good source of vitamins A, C and fiber, these babies are delicious roasted up with a bit of olive oil and salt but are fabulous when they are shaved thinly for a salad. Check out these ideas recipes…

Shaved Brussels Spout and Shallot Sauté

Smoky, Lemony Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts

2. Purple Potatoes

Purple potatoes are one of the most gorgeous fall foods you can find. Their vibrant purple color also indicates that they’re a great sources of antioxidants. They can be used just the same as white potatoes, but here are a few other ideas…

Roasted Peruvian Potatoes

Purple Potato Salad with Avocado-Chia Dressing

3. Red Cabbage

Although not a particularly glamorous food, cabbage is an inexpensive nutritional powerhouse. A head of cabbage can easily last for a week of different recipes.

Fergus Henderson’s Red Salad

Red Cabbage Steaks

4. Leeks

Leeks are another beautiful veggie that I love cooking with, but you do have to make sure that you wash them thoroughly because they grow in sandy areas. They have a slightly sweet taste, but are still in the allium family so they can be used in recipes that typically have onions and garlic in them. If you’ve never tried them braised before, you won’t regret it!

Braised Leeks with Lemon

Toasted Farro Salad with Roasted Leeks and Root Vegetables

5. Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables. It is incredibly versatile and is delicious no matter how you decide to prepare it. Cauliflower is also a great source of fiber and antioxidants.

Cauliflower Steaks

Curry Cauliflower Rice with Quinoa

Enjoy all those beautiful fall foods!

Lots of love,

Shauna