Fall Grocery List
Are you already missing the heat, summer nights, salty hair, juicy fruits, and simultaneously getting excited about what fall’s going to come up with? Well I am too.
I am definitely a summer person, but I have to admit that I love fall. It isn’t -too- cold yet but enough to start snuggling into your boyfriend’s sweater (or yours! whatevs) and wear high thigh boots, shopping for Halloween, Thanksgiving and pumpkin spice lattes run. Oh, I just love it!
This excitement got me thinking of seasonal produce and I thought I’d share with you for different reasons.
- Seasonal fruits and vegetables retain more nutrients which makes it healthier.
- It preserves the environement.
- It supports your local farmers.
- You’ll save money. Seasonal food is cheaper to produce thus cheaper to buy
It’s pumpkin season (or Fall if that’s what you wanna call it). How could I not put it on top of the list? I know that a lot of you are so fed up with all the hype about pumpkin but it’s not only super mega extra healthy, it’s also super tasty, and you can do everything with it! Dessert, dinner, drinks, decor… How’s that?
These leafy green have gotten a bad reputation but the key is knowing how to cook them. It’s nutty and savory, high in nutrients and low in calories.
See 5 ways to make brussel sprouts tasty
Sweet potatoes hit their peak just as the weather starts to cool, so they are rich in flavor and nutrition in autumn. It’s a little similar to the pumpkins, very healthy, and can easily be turned into a sweet treat or a warming meal.
Snack on radishes all day, everyday, roast them, make toast, or put some in your winter salad for an extra crunch.
Radishes are loaded in vitamin C and will help keep your skin moisturized - look it up - !
Toasty cinnamon, sweet nutmeg, spicy clove… Keep your kitchen warm and cozy with wonderful fall spices.
Raw for some super extra crunchy anise-flavored tasty crudité, grinded for an original dip, or cooked for a mild and pleasant side dish. There’s nothing that taste like fennel, it’s too unique.
I just love it so much.
Here is something too little people know about maple syrup, it is healthier than honey (legit).
Maple syrup has a higher concentration of minerals, antioxidants and fewer calories than honey. Every spoonful offers zinc, riboflavin, magnesium, calcium and potassium, and let’s be real it’s soooo tasty.
Oats & Oat bran
A warm batch of oatmeal in the morning is one of the healthiest way to start your day. Oats are very good carbs, loaded in proteins, iron and calcium; easy and quick to make tasty, and very low in calories.
You can use oats to do many things, such as pancakes, waffles, cookiest and much more.
Nuts are good sources of fat, fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins. Crush a raw mix of nuts such as pecans, cashews, almonds etc., and sprinkle some other pretty much everything and anything.
Cool tip for nuts lovers, store them in the fridge, or even freezer to keep them fresh throughout the winter.
“Off Season” Frozen Fruits & Vegetables
Frozen vegetables or fruits are likely to contain more nutrients than “fresh” vegetables/fruits as they usually snap frozen right after they are picked. Therefore, the nutrients are frozen and kept fresh and whole; whereas fresh veggies and fruits keep losing nutrients until you eat them.
p.s. GMO freeze too, so get organic fruits/vegetables too, even frozen.
Your loving lettuce may not disappear from your grocery store all year long, it’s a summer vegetable; and although I won’t ask you to give up on it, I’d suggest you to keep your mind open to options such as spinach, kale, escarole, and chard.
Beans are incredibly cheap, nutritious and versatile. Stew, soup, dip, sauce, burgers or brownies, whatever you’re in the mood for, beans are there!