The Autumn breeze has hit and with it comes crisper mornings, falling leaves and an abundance of delicious seasonal food. The drop in temperature means our desire for warm, hearty and nutritious foods increases. Read on to see which foods are at their peak this Autumn and the benefits of incorporating these as part of your healthy diet.
If you’re not ready to let go of Summer yet, stone-fruits such as plums are a great way to ease yourself into the cooler months. Their deep purple colour and tart sweetness is perfect solo or paired with rich beef recipes.
This versatile veggie lends itself to a wide variety of dishes from pasta to parmigiana, salads to stir-fries and everything in between. Eggplant can be a great meat alternative with it’s flavour absorbing, textured flesh and antioxidant-rich skin.
Cauliflower makes for a great side dish, main meal, hearty soup or even finger food when crumbed and deep fried. This true kitchen staple complements a wide variety of cuisines and can be used to mimic the texture of certain grains and pastas like rice and couscous.
This Autumn staple is delicious baked, boiled into a soup and even as a pasta-alternative! The distinct sweet and nutty taste of pumpkins pairs best with warming spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.
Rich and earthy, beetroots can be eaten boiled, roasted or raw. They are a great source of fibre, folate, potassium, iron and Vitamin C and are great as salad topper. These dark purple beauties can even be used as a natural food colouring.
These Autumn foods are packed with rich vitamins, minerals, loaded with flavour and are best consumed fresh. Maximise your fruit and veggie potential, order from Hillview Farms today and have fresh produce delivered straight to your door!
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