There are plenty of reasons to fawn over heads of crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and impossibly sweet peaches. But, truth be told, the cream of the crop arrives on the market when summer’s bounty has come and gone.
Once sweater weather arrives and we edge ever closer to snowflake season, there is an abundance of cold-hardy power foods to get your fill of at their peak flavor and nutrition. And they’re ripe for all sorts of culinary creations in the kitchen. So, definitely don’t stop frequenting those farmers’ markets.
Diversifying the kinds of fall vegetables and fruits we eat will let us net a wider variety of nutrients to help maintain health throughout cold and flu season. If you love carrots and apples for their comfort-food appeal, you’ll want to branch out and also grab hold of celery root, pears, chard, and other underappreciated seasonal goodies.
With that in mind, here are the immune-supporting recipes to include in your rotation to help keep you on track for a healthy and delicious autumn.
Fish Tacos with Celery Root and Beet Slaw
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl with Maple Fall Fruit
Butternut Ribbon Salad
Loaded Med-Style Parsnip Fries
Rutabaga Chard Cakes with Smokey Cashew Cream
Sweet and Sour Brussels Sprout Tempeh Stir-Fry