I love this time of year for many reasons— the first being that all my favorite produce are in season. How nerdy am I?
This means that all fall goodness such as, sweet potatoes, apples, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, pears and pumpkins can all be found on fleek and in surplus at your local farmer’s market. #Dreamy
Why should you cook with produce that is in season? When fruits and veggies aren’t in season, they are usually grown elsewhere and shipped to your local grocery store. I’ll let you decide which apple sounds more appealing: 1. An apple that was picked some time ago, at who knows where, and shipped across the country or 2. An apple that was just picked yesterday by the farmer you are buying your produce from. Reason #920 why farmer’s markets are my jam.
My excitement over fall’s seasonal fruits and veggies sent me on a Pinterest frenzy and I had to share some of my most coveted finds. Despite the many sugar loaded apple turnover temptations— I managed to find some drool worthy and health-nut approved recipes that I cannot wait to try with my seasonal produce this fall:
We all have an inner apple pie loving fat kid inside of us somewhere. I actually laughed out loud as this recipe mentioned that these cookies stay fresh a week— like these cookies are seriously going last an entire week in my kitchen. My inner fat kid doesn’t possess that kind of gruesome self-control. No shame in my game— this sweet treat is made without any refined sugar.
Overnight oats were made for those people who try to find every excuse in the book not to eat breakfast. Who in their right mind would say no to pumpkin spice oats? I feel like this recipe could be a game changer for all you hardcore breakfast haters. If you aren’t into pumpkin, check out my favorite brownie batter overnight oats for an on-the-go breakfast recipe.
Cauliflower really is a gift from the paleo vegetable Gods. You can make cauliflower ‘rice’, mashed cauliflower as healthier alternative to white mashed potatoes, and even pizza with a cauliflower base. Game day just got paleo approved. Is this heaven on earth?
Made with just sweet potatoes, eggs, and everyday spices, this recipe is without a doubt going down in my house next sunday morning.
Honey, pears, walnuts—yes, I think I just found your friend’s new favorite October potluck dish.
Check out this helpful fall produce guide for a list of what to look for in your future farmer’s market endeavors.
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