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Fall Favorites for Your Grocery Cart

Fall Favorites for Your Grocery Cart

by September Summers - November 04, 2014

Looking for Fall super foods? Here are three fall favorites you should add to your grocery list.

1. Pumpkin

Someone in my office recently announced, “Finally, Fall is here and now we can enjoy yummy Pumpkin in everything.” Exactly how I feel about pumpkin. I have even been known to make a special trip to Kerby Lane in Austin just to eat Pumpkin Pancakes, which they only serve October thru December. Pumpkin is a rich source of soluble fiber, which reduces cholesterol and is also a great source of water, iron, magnesium, Vitamin C, and potassium. It’s also rich in Vitamin A which has been linked to breast cancer and heart disease prevention. Pumpkin is a fantastic digestive aid, mood enhancer, and natural anti-bloating food. Add pureed pumpkin to your meals or roast a whole pumpkin to add to your dishes. Don’t throw away the seeds though! They’re a fantastic source of iron, magnesium, and B vitamins.

2. Sweet Potatoes

I love shopping for sweet potatoes, sorting through all the oddly shaped ones before I choose the strangest looking one to take home and cook. Sweet potatoes are high in magnesium, Vitamin B6, potassium, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C- sweet potatoes are truly a superfood. They help keep you full, stabilize the blood sugar, and contain three times the fiber found in white potatoes.

3. Kale

Kale is my new superfood, I try to find ways to include it in every recipe I create. Basically I am eating kale every day, but who wouldn’t with all the health benefits it offers? Kale is a rich source of magnesium, iron, protein, potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, certain B vitamins, and chlorophyll.

So on your next trip to the grocery store, throw a few of these superfoods into your basket and see how many healthy ways you can eat them before the season changes and they aren’t as easy to find.


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