With the fall weather fast approaching, there will be some great tasting and healthy foods only available during the fall season. In this post, I would like to share with you five of the some most delicious and healthy foods to enjoy.
The old adage “an apple add keeps the doctor away” is still true today. In addition to being a great tasting snack an apple delivers almost 14% of the daily recommended value of vitamin C. This tasty tree fruits are also an excellent source fiber. Here is a breakdown of fiber in different apple sizes:
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- Small apple with the skin: 3.6 grams
- Medium apple with the skin: 4.4 grams
- Large apple with the skin: 5.4 grams
Just like the apple, pears are also rich source of fiber. In fact, pears are one of the highest-fiber fruits. One average size pear delivers 5.5 grams of fiber (15 to 25 percent of the daily recommended fiber allowance) Just like an apple, most of the fiber is found in the skin of the fruit.
Easy pear recipe idea:
Add chopped up pears to your morning cereal or smoothie. Drop a few in your dinner salad or heat up a frying pan and cook them with honey.
A single cup of this tasty squash delivers nearly half of the daily recommended allowance for vitamin c.
Easy recipe idea for acorn squash:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Turn acorn squash upside down on a cookie sheet and place in the oven.
- Bake until the outer side softens. This should take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
- Remove the squash from the oven and turn over with the flesh side up.
- Place butter and brown sugar in the bottom half.
- Take the top of the squash and place over the bottom and put back on the oven for another 30 minutes.
While Brussels sprouts don’t get the appreciation they should, they are packed full of vitamin K and C. In addition the presence of nutrients helps the body with natural detox and help to lower cholesterol levels.
Easy recipe idea for Brussels sprouts:
Penne pasta, Brussels sprouts and bacon.
- Cook the past and drain.
- Stream Brussels sprouts until tender. Drain and sprinkle with salt
- Cook bacon and once done, crumble bacon and place in small bowl
- Add Brussels sprouts to bacon drippings and sauté for five minutes or until lightly brown. Stir in pasta and keep warm.
- Combine 1 cup of low fat milk, 2 tablespoons of flour and 1 can (14 ounces) of chick broth in small bowl and whisk. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in medium sauce pan.
- Slowly add the mixture during constantly until thickens.
- Stir in 1/4 cup of Parmigiano-reggiano cheese until it melts.
- Pour sauce over pasta and enjoy.
Cranberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch. Not matter if it is from the fresh cranberries, the 100% pure cranberry juice concentrate or the dried cranberries, they offer a number of health benefits. The most popular and well-known benefit of the cranberry is its ability to maintain a healthy urinary tract. In addition, this tiny fruit helps with cardiovascular and digestive health too.
Easy recipe idea for cranberries:
The simplest way to get the great taste and benefits of this tiny fruit is to toss in a handful of dried cranberries into a salad or mix with nuts for a healthy snack.