Late Fall produce is what’s in season, and it’s what you should be eating. Try some new items off this seasonal list or enjoy some of your old favorites and get to eating the rest of this Fall produce before Winter is here!
Beets are available year around but they are the best in the late Fall. Beets are typically reddish-purple in color but you can also find them in golden and white. There are even multi colored beets.
And how to eat them, well, they are delicious pickled! Alternatively, you can roast, butter, and salt and pepper them as well as boil, steam, and saute them. They can be enjoyed raw as well, added to a salad, and even as a dessert. If you can believe it, there is cake and ice creams with beets in them, too!
Most people know about sweet potato pie or sweet potato casserole from holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. After all, they are best during the Fall which is their peak season. I think that they are best savory. And oven-baked sweet potatoes are easy and taste so good, they’re my favorite. Just chop or slice them into equal-sized pieces, oil, salt and pepper them, and bake them at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until brown.
These sour but sweet seeds are best in the Fall. It takes a second to get used to buying a whole pomegranate and getting the seeds out yourself, but it’s totally worth it. You can also buy just the seeds, too. Add them to oatmeal, smoothies, cereal, pancakes, yogurt, or eat them straight up. They are versatile and taste good in so many meals from breakfast to dinner, and even dessert.
There are lots of great recipes out there to try with pomegranates including Pomegranate Pizza, Pomegranate Sangria, or even Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate, Coconut, and Lime.
Brussels sprouts are so easy to add to meals. Plus, you can bake, boil, saute them to cook them or even slice them raw and add to a salad.
The best part about brussels sprouts is how yummy they taste when you roast them. Add oil, salt, and pepper, and slice your brussels and throw them into the oven. Roasting them brings out this nutty and savory taste, plus they get really crunchy and crispy in the oven. They are so good.
Another great way to eat them is sautéed with bacon. You will love this side dish and it’s easy, too. Just saute 5 pieces of bacon in a pan until crispy. Remove the bacon but not the bacon fat. Add sliced brussels sprouts to the pan and cook until they begin to soften. Crumble the bacon and add it back into the pan. Sprinkle on some black pepper and serve them up! So great you will want seconds.
And pumpkins are best in the late Fall of course because pumpkins are the produce of Fall. Basic white girls, flannel, and Starbucks all come together every year to make PSL the drink of the season and pumpkin-flavored everything is the taste of the season.
Pumpkins are awesome all around. You carve them with faces for Halloween. And in the scraping of the innards comes all the seeds. Sweet or savory, roasting pumpkin seeds is the easiest. And not only do they taste delicious, they are super healthy for you.
And to eat the best pumpkin, purchase what they call ‘pie pumpkins.’ Scoop out the innards, including the seeds. Bake off the seeds and roast the flesh and skins of the pumpkin. Once you pull it out of the oven and cool it, scoop out all the flesh and blend it with a food processor. You can use this pureed pumpkin like you would the stuff out of the can but it’s healthier, fresher, and tastes better.
Late Fall is the best time to get your pumpkin eating, brussels sprouts trying, and pomegranate added to everything out of your system. Eat it up quick because the Fall will be over before you know it.