Eating With the Seasons: Autumn

There are only 9 days left of summer! This year I have the overwhelming urge to flow with the seasons and I want to incorporate seasonal foods heavily this year. Root veggies, squash, apples, and breads are all on the menu. 

Speaking of menus, I want to create seasonal menus, filled with recipes that are specific to each season, so keep your eyes open for that post. 

Some benefits if eating seasonally are better nutritional content, better taste, and frugality.

I already started my fall garden, but it's not doing too great as nothing has sprouted yet, but I'm holding onto hope. 

Eating seasonally will not only get you into the spirit of the season it will also have some added benefits for your health and wallet. 

Better nutritional content

In order for each vegetable to reach its peak ripeness, it needs to be grown in certain conditions and for a certain amount of time. 

Produce loses nutritional value the longer it sits and by the time it gets to you it could be seriously lacking in not only nutrients, but flavor as well.

Cost effective

Since growing what is in season is easier to grow, it is often times the cheaper option.

Giving your body what it needs

Eating what is in season will give your body the nutrition it needs. When autumn rolls around, your body will need different nutrients in different amounts. Root vegetables have vitamins A, B C, they also contain fiber and antioxidants like anthocyanin and beta carotene. Autumn/winter vegetables are a great option for making hearty meals such as casseroles, soups, stews, and salads. 


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