Top foods to enjoy this autumn

Just like flowers and fashion, fruits and vegetables also take their cue from nature. Seasonal fresh produce is not only delicious, but it’s great for giving your body the nutrients it so desperately needs during this time of the year. Here are some of the top autumn foods to include in your diet during these cooler months.

Apples are in season and a delicious treat! They are wonderfully versatile and can be used in a wide variety of dishes or enjoyed as a snack in between meals. They are bursting with antioxidants and fibre as well as that juicy, sweet flavour.

Brussel sprouts are delicious when made just right. Even if you don’t fancy the flavour, the right recipe can completely change your mind. Just half a cup of brussel sprouts contains more than your daily recommended intake of vitamin K. It’s also an excellent source of folate as well as iron.

Parsnips are rich in potassium and they contain fibre too. Not to mention the amazing flavour too! Add them to your favourite soup, stew, or rice dish. They will transform a tasty meal into something truly delicious and even more nutritious.

Pears are known for being juicy and full of fibre. They are also a great source of vitamin C and copper. Yes, copper! Our bodies rely on various vitamins and minerals as well as several metals in order to maintain your health.

Cauliflower, like brussel sprouts, might not be something that everyone loves. Again, it’s important to prepare cauliflower in just the right way so that it is appealing. For example, if they are boiled or steamed for too long, they become soggy. Mashed cauliflower can be added to soups and you can also add cauliflower to your favourite stew. If you would like to serve cauliflower as a side item along with a delicious roast, you could serve a portion of cheese sauce to top your cauliflower and transform the flavour completely.

Pumpkin is a popular treat during these cooler months and they can be used in savoury as well as sweet dishes including soups and pies. They are rich in potassium and contain plenty of fibre too. They are also a great source of B vitamins.

Kiwis contain more vitamin C than oranges and they are also a good source of potassium as well as copper. They can be eaten as they are or you can make delicious juices or smoothies. They are often combined with strawberries to make nutrient-rich juices.