Fall is a great time to explore the fruits and vegetable aisles at the grocery store or farmers market; so many varieties of squashes and colourful root vegetables await discovery. Not to mention the cooler days mean the perfect opportunity to add Fall veggies to soups, stews, slow cookers and roasting pans.
Use the bounty of Fall produce to introduce your family to new flavours and teach them the difference between a parsnip and a rutabaga. You never know, there just might be a new vegetables in there that they like (who knew my 11 year old daughter liked turnip!). If there are no takers for the brussel sprouts not to worry, you can still add some of these great Fall Foods into the dishes the kids already like with these meal ideas.
So many squashes to choose from: green ones, yellow ones, round ones, long ones and so many different flavours. Try them all. Spaghetti squash is scooped out with a fork after it is cooked and creates spaghetti like strands, hence its name. Butternut and acorn squash are the more traditional orange squash full of beta carotene.
Top spaghetti squash with a your favorite spaghetti sauce and you have an alternative to noodle night. Cook, puree and add squash to soups with roasted garlic or this macaroni and cheese recipe – kids will love it!
We go apple picking every Fall but this year I did something a little extra. I purchased 8 different varieties of apples and the whole family did a taste test at the kitchen table of all the apple varieties and guess what? After 9 years of eating Gala apples we all found a new favorite.