Classic fall favorites are filled with antioxidants and vitamins to keep you healthy year-round.
THE AMAZING APPLE
With more than 2,500 varieties of apples in the United States, it’s a tasty way to get lots of nutrients. Although the varieties range in flavor, nearly all are rich in vitamin C. While some varieties are available year-round, such as Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Red Delicious, fall is the perfect time of year to try other types, including:
BUTTERY BUTTERNUT SQUASH
Smooth and creamy in a soup or crisp and delicious served diced over fresh salad greens, butternut squash is a savory and versatile autumn vegetable that is very low in calories and can be used as a pumpkin substitute in some recipes.
This tiny red member of the berry family has a big reputation and is known for its sweet-and-sour twang and wealth of antioxidants. Toss a few over your salad greens to add some zest and antioxidant goodness to your meal.
Autumn Apple and Cranberry Salad
Sink your taste buds into the autumn season with this crisp, crunchy salad that’s a good source of vitamins A and C.
1 head of lettuce, chopped
2 medium apples, sliced
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup dried, unsweetened cranberries
1/2 cup green onion, diced
3/4 cup vinaigrette dressing
In a large bowl, toss chopped lettuce, sliced apples, chopped walnuts, dried cranberries and diced green onion. Add dressing, toss to blend and serve.
Vitamin A: 8% of daily need
Vitamin C: 8% of daily need