Fall is here, which means there’s a new lineup of in-season produce. Planning meals with in-season produce is a great way to introduce your kids to new foods, try new recipes, and save a few dollars along the way (in-season produce is usually on sale!).
If your child is on the picky side, you can try to make trying new foods fun by giving her the option to choose five new foods to try each season. Print out a list of the in-season foods, or even better, print out pictures of the produce items, and let your child choose the ones to try. Giving them this controlled choice might make them more excited to try the new food when the time comes. You might even pick a few items that you haven’t tried yourself! Why not make it a family effort to try new, in-season foods for the first time? If you’re not sure where to start, start with the list below!
In-Season Fall Produce
- Bell Peppers
- Brussels Sprouts
- Collard Greens
- Green Beans
- Sweet Potatoes & Yams
- Swiss Chard
- Winter Squash
See what produce is in-season the rest of the year.
We went ahead and rounded up some delicious recipes that feature these fall fruits and vegetables. If you decide to try a produce item listed below, be sure to make one of the recipes in its category. There are so many ways to prepare foods, so if your child doesn’t like roasted beets, he might like beets in a breakfast smoothie!
Cranberry Fruit Salad
Maple Cranberry Chicken
Savory Mango Pilaf with Cashews
Fresh Mango Salsa
Mango Crumb Bars
Roasted Beet Hummus
Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies
Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower
Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Romesco
Gluten-Free Lemon Cake
Scalloped Rutabagas with Parsley
What new recipes will your family be trying this season?