Fall is one of the best times to buy fresh and local produce. With the harvest finishing up, be on the lookout for seasonal produce like apples, squash and more when shopping! Cooking with in-season fruits and veggies is a great way to get creative with healthy meals. As an added bonus, seasonal produce is usually less expensive to purchase!
Head over to your local grocery store or farmer’s market to find available produce. Most Boston-area markets are still open until early November; check the city-wide schedule for 2019 here.
Fall is also the perfect time to pick your own fruits and vegetables. Use MassGrown’s website to find a local farm near you. With apples, corn, and pumpkins in season, this is a great family weekend activity!
After choosing your favorite fall fruits and vegetables, experiment with one of these recipes! Bump up the nutrients in your quesadillas by adding butternut squash to the filling. This Roasted Winter Squash Quesadilla recipe is also a great idea for kids’ lunches. Mix quinoa with roasted carrots, corn, and other fall vegetables to make Confetti Quinoa. It’s a colorful and filling side dish for dinner. Get a full taste of your favorite fall flavors with this Cinnamon Apple Chips recipe. You can store it in single serving Ziploc bags for a healthy and sweet snack all season long.
What are your family’s favorite fall recipes?