Fall is an excellent time of year to take advantage of fresh, locally grown produce, says health enthusiast, Greg Lindberg. Right now, a number of fruits and vegetables are hitting their peak, says Greg Lindberg, and he encourages all seeking tasty produce that’s healthy, as well, to get as many of the following as you can. Here are a few of his favorites:
Don’t go to the store; instead go apple-picking with family and friends. It’s an inexpensive activity that everyone will enjoy. In addition to their great taste, applies are incredibly nutritious. They provide a healthy dose of fiber, and are full of antioxidants, too. With so many different varieties of apples around, Greg Lindberg says to explore and try tasting new ones. And when eating an apple, Greg Lindberg says, to always eat the skin for maximum nutrition.
These tiny buds have gotten a bad rap! Why, because most people did not cook them properly? Yes, Brussel sprouts can be bitter if they’re just boiled. So, stop doing it that way, says Greg Lindberg. Try roasting them with a little olive and balsamic vinegar, and presto, they’ll taste amazing. He also suggests to sauté them and make Brussel sprouts tacos for a plant-based substitute. Brussel sprouts are a part of the cruciferous family that provides similar nutritional benefits as spinach, kale, and broccoli. This vegetable also offers healthy doses of Vitamin K, iron, and folate.
Please don’t buy pumpkins just to carve them for Halloween, pleads Greg Lindberg. The pumpkin is a delightful fruit that is both sweet and healthy. It is a very good source of potassium, fiber, and many B vitamins. Moreover, pumpkins can be used in all sorts of ways. Scoop out the insides and use them for pies, bread, and cakes. Trying roasting them and use the pumpkin seeds to make homemade pepitas.
Greg Lindberg encourages everyone to go to their local farmer’s market to discover other fall gems from the cornucopia of fruits and vegetables available right now.