I’ve talked before about purchasing seasonal produce as a way to eat nutrient dense food while on a budget, but today I’d like to talk about the nutritional benefits of some common fall produce. You can learn more about this topic from this blog post from The Mayo Clinic.


Apples are one of my personal favorite fall produce items. They are rich in antioxidants and fiber, and can have numerous health benefits. They’re also bring variety to your diet, and are a part of many fall recipes. From apple pie, to apple pastries, there are so many things you can make to get into the fall spirit while utilizing apples.


Pumpkins, a quintessential fall food, contain beta-carotene, which is transformed into Vitamin A in the human body. According to the Mayo Clinic, eating pumpkins can promote eat and skin health, as well as support your immune system. One of my favorite pumpkin recipes to try is a pumpkin cold salad.


Beets are a great seasonal vegetable that are rich in various vitamins and minerals. There are a lot of great online resources on different ways to make beets, which make them a great way to try something new. They’re also great for boosting energy and fueling your muscles!


Finally, pears are chock full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Like apples, they are a versatile fruit, and having two fall fruits to switch between means you won’t get tired of them. Or maybe you will, but at least you have options.

In all, fall brings us many great produce options every year, and here are some examples that you can incorporate into your diet this year.