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In Season Foods This Fall

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Fruits and Veggies for Fall (Photo from moonstarsandpaper.blogspot.com)

Fruits and Veggies for Fall (Photo from moonstarsandpaper.blogspot.com)

Shake up your diet this Fall season with some unusual foods that will keep you fit and healthy through the holiday season! Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a bore. Try seasonal fruits and vegetables that add a tang to your salad or a zest to your meal.

To make an absolutely delicious salad with only in-season produce, use butter lettuce and top with sliced apples, grapes, and pears. Add a little organic raspberry vinaigrette and you have a delicious and healthy meal, perfect for the season.

For a refreshing treat on those warm San Diego Fall days, try adding the currently in-season fruits, passion fruit and guava, with ice for a delicious and tropical smoothie. Use the juice from the passion fruit and slice up guava to blend with ice for a sweet break.

To warm up those bones when the weather turns cooler, try this recipe of Shiitake Beef Stroganov with Turnip Potato Puree from Epicurious. Both mushrooms and turnips are in season, and this dish is sure to keep you satisfied and warm!

Other great in-season produce includes butternut squash, pumpkin, quince, and sweet potatoes. Rightfully so, these holiday foods are at the peak of their delicious lives. So, celebrate these upcoming holidays with a little less guilt because these four fruits and vegetables are all fat free! Maybe taking that extra piece of pumpkin pie won’t be so bad afterall.

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