Teas, Spices, and Veggies to Try This Fall

Teas, Spices, and Veggies to Try This Fall

It’s Time to Fall in Love with The Season.

Change is in the air!
Fall is the favorite season of millions of Americans across the country – and we love it too. We don’t know whether it’s the whimsy of stepping on crunchy leaves as you leave your home on chilly mornings, carving some spooky lanterns for Halloween, or the thought of snuggling up with your loved ones with a hot pumpkin spiced latte. 

No matter why you love this season, there’s no denying that it’s definitely one of the best. It’s also a great time to try out new veggies, spices, and ingredients that have just come into season. 

Why You Should Be Eating Seasonal Fruits and Veggies  

Eating seasonal fruits and veggies isn’t just about enjoying the season. It’s actually healthier and tastier than eating out-of-season produce! These fruits, veggies, and spices tend to be much fresher and picked at their peak ripeness, instead of being harvested earlier to cater to out-of-season needs. This also means that your ingredients should have higher nutritional content than those that were harvested early or out-of-season.

What To Eat This Fall

Here are some of our favorite vegetables to cook within Fall. Whether you want to use them in a hearty stew or whip up some tasty side dishes, each of these ingredients is a winner for any Fall dish. 

  • Artichokes 
  • Fennel 
  • Beetroot 
  • Pumpkin 
  • Root veggies 
  • Kale 
  • Celery 
  • Radishes 
  • Cauliflower 

Herbs To Incorporate in Your Meals 

Spice up the season with some new herbs. Use them fresh to un lock the very best flavors and aromas. 

  • Rosemary 
  • Thyme 
  • Parsley 
  • Sage 

Some Teas to Warm You Up This Fall 

Are you tired of the same old pumpkin spiced latte recipe each year? You can switch it up a little by trying some fragrant new teas. Brew them up for those cold evenings on the porch. Here’s a tip! If the weather turns, you could brew the tea of your choice and chill it for a refreshing drink on uncharacteristically warm days. 

  • Chai tea 
  • Ginger tea
  • Hot apple spiced latte
  • Cinnamon spiced drinks 

Ditch The Sugar 

Like we mentioned in our last discussion, sugary foods and diets are linked to increased anxiety, digestive issues, and even an increased risk of developing cancer. This Fall, make a point of drastically cutting down on – or even cutting out – sugar in your diet. For more information on why you should try to avoid sugar, check out some of our blog posts about childhood obesity or diabetes. 

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Have you decided what to eat this fall to get into the spirit of the season? Let us know which foods and spices you’re excited to try out in the comments below! If you want to know more about what to eat this Fall to stay healthy, stay warm, and stay excited about the changing leaves, keep in touch with us or reach out on our website. 

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Lorrie Rappe
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