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Flavor Up Your Fall

As days get shorter, we may find ourselves longing for the best of summer; vacation, activity, and lots of flavorful produce from farmers’ markets. Luckily, there are plenty of fruits and vegetables in season to enjoy during the fall months. Much of fall produce can be seasoned with herbs and spices, baked into tasty treats, or included in comforting soups. Whether you are taking food to a potluck, tailgate, or Halloween party, you can include fresh, in-season goods.



Here are a few flavorful favorites:

  • Pumpkin- You can use pumpkin in sweet baked goods, roast pumpkin seeds, and add pumpkin puree to casseroles or cream-based sauces for more nutrients and flavor.

  • Sweet potatoes- These are great baked, mashed, or made into sweet potato fries. Looking for ways to spice them up? Cut up sweet potatoes and add into your favorite chili recipe or top baked sweet potatoes with seasoned meat or beans and your favorite taco toppings.

  • Beets- This one is unusual for most, but a tasty vegetable to enjoy roasted with olive oil, salt, & pepper. You can also add to soups, salads, or blend into smoothies for added color and nutrition. Even the beet greens are edible!

  • Brussels sprouts- Some people may be turned off by this vegetable, having had it cooked in vinegar as a child. This is another vegetable that can be simply roasted or sautéed in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Brussels sprouts also make a tasty addition to breakfast egg bakes or casseroles.

  • Apples- Such a versatile fruit! You can simply bite into a fresh apple, bake apples with some cinnamon, or spice up apples by making them into cider.



October is also Pork Month!

Make this flavorful pork chili and substitute fall vegetables like sweet potatoes, corn, or leeks:

https://spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu/recipe/slow-cooker-pork-chili/



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