Fall is basically here, so we need to know… What is in Season Now?!
Technically Fall starts on September 22nd, but the moment the clock strikes September (is that a thing?… who cares, I’m making it one) As I was saying… when the clock strikes September, put me on a broom and give me a PSL baby. It is no secret that I’m a Fall/Winter kinda gal. I love the fashion, I love the cooler weather, and I love the food! It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done any seasonal round-ups, but here we are and we are going to talk about what is in season now!
I wanted to start off with a few of my favorites and then there will be a whole list of all what is in season now for you to save, pin, whatever!
Kicking my list off is Apples.
Seriously is there anything better than a crunchy sweet apple? Maybe I’m a little biased, I did get married in an apple orchard and all. But think about it, dipped in nut butter, sliced into a sandwich, chopped into a salad…. The options are endless and I’m here for it. Apples are a great what’s in season now option because they are packed with fiber and water making them wonderful for weight loss. They are also contain polyphenols that may lower blood pressure, could reduce your chance of a stroke, and may help prevent cancer. Sign me up for anything apple. And check out my Grain-Free Apple Pancakes that are great for fall!
Fall is a Perfect Time to get Figgy with it.
That is like my favorite fig joke. It’s so great. Anywho, FIGS. What a perfect little fruit. They resemble tear drops, but there is nothing sad about them… pew pew, another fig joke. Okay, I need to stop while I’m ahead. Now when you get these babies, you will want to use them as soon as you can. They will last you in the fridge for like 7 days. But there is nothing more sad then finding bad figs in your fridge. They have tons of health benefits, my favorite being the digestive godsend they are. Need to be regular?! Pop a fig or two, you’re welcome. Speaking of digestion a great way to enjoy figs is on a spectacular cheese board as a Jam, check out this Easy Fig Jam recipe by The Flavor Bender.
My Favorite Green of All Time: Arugula
A spicy little salad green that is from the same family as brussels sprouts. Arugula is a game changer. Perfect for someone who feels like they are missing out on life for only having iceberg lettuce, but also isn’t ready to jump on the kale bandwagon. I love arugula in salads, on pizzas, in sammies. You can really sprinkle in a little arugula wherever your heart desires. Arugula has so many health benefits; it is great for your heart and helps prevent osteoporosis! My favorite recipe is this Salmon Benedict Arugula Breakfast Salad! Try it out 🙂
A Nice Tart Surprise: Key Limes
Smaller, more sweet, and more tart Key Limes are perfect for fall marmalade or other desserts. Personally, I love using them in a margarita. Key limes are ripe when they turn yellow. High in vitamin C they are a good excuse to sneak into your diet for a little immune boost! My favorite key lime margarita recipe is from EatingWell.
Okay obviously a season produce guide wouldn’t be complete without pumpkins.
Pumpkins might actually be a currency in my book, so if I pay you in pumpkins don’t @ me. I don’t even get that saying, but I like it, so I use it. Seriously though, this time of year I LOVE pumpkin err thang. Outside of being Fall in a flavor, pumpkin is pretty good for you. It contains lots vitamin A so it is great for your peepers, antioxidants that may help prevent cancer, and it’s loaded with fiber making you feel full for longer. I always come out with so many pumpkin recipes, but I think my favorite at this point is my pumpkin waffles that you can get here!
Okay now you know my favorites, here is my All inclusive Southwest Seasonal Food list for Fall!
It’s perfectly pin-able so save it for later if you want!
- Key Limes
- Black-Eyed Peas
- Bok Choy
- Green Beans
- Green Onions
- Shelling Beans
- Winter Squash
- Sweet Peppers