Autumn is the perfect time to get reacquainted with fall vegetables. Use this time to enjoy the abundance of fall vegetables that are freshly harvested or take the opportunity to try a new vegetable you have never had before.
Fall is when vegetables such as beets, beans, broccoli, turnips, Brussel sprouts, green onions, potatoes, squash and pumpkins are ready to be harvested. Eating vegetables that are in season provides you with the freshest of produce options at the store. If you are unsure how to prepare any of the fall vegetables or want to learn a variety of different ways to serve them, a nutritionist consultant will be a great resource for you. They can help you identify healthy pairings and options as well as recipes and tips for cooking and preparation. Many of the higher end grocery store chains will have a consultant available to chat with or many even offer some cooking classes that allow you to experiment with new vegetables. You can always contact your local grocery store or health food market to ask if they have a nutritionist or dietitian on staff that you can schedule a consultation with.
Nutritional help can also be found with personal trainers, health staff, and nutritionist programs that have an online practices. Many consultants and health coaches work online so they can meet the demands of their clients who need accessible information and contact anytime. Sometimes the nutritional coach will go into schools to help education children and teenagers about the importance of making healthy dietary choices. Schools will often post this material or even invite the public or parents in for the presentation.
Fall vegetables provide a great source of vitamins and can also help keep you trim in the winter months ahead. Vegetables take up a lot of bulk in the stomach, but have a high water content and very few calories. If you are wanting to slim down, increasing your servings of vegetables can help prevent you from overeating or from choosing unhealthy food items. Add extra veggies to your soups, stews, and casseroles to help get in those extra fall veggies and their added benefits!
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