Your Superfood Shopping List For Fall

Fall Superfoods

Your Superfood Shopping List For Fall

The air is getting crisp and the cold is rolling in. What could pair better with sweater weather than fall cooking? Nothing! These amazing superfoods are either hitting their peak in the garden or can be found at your local farmers’ market or grocery store. We took the liberty to create your grocery list for your next trip to the store with a list of fall superfood!



Sweet or tart, apples are satisfying eaten raw or baked into a delicious dish. If it’s health you are after, be sure to eat the skin—it contains heart-healthy flavonoids. That’s not all when it comes to health. Apples are known as a superfood because it also includes benefits including being full of antioxidants and having 4 grams of dietary fiber per serving. They are also great for your teeth! It looks like an apple a day keeps the doctor and the dentist away.


Brussels sprouts

When made correctly, these veggies taste great. They have a mild, somewhat bitter taste, so combine them with tangy or savory sauces like, for example, balsamic vinegar. A 1/2 cup of brussels sprouts contains more than your DRI of vitamin K. They are also a very good source of folate and iron.



These veggies may resemble carrots but they have a lighter color and they have a sweeter, almost nutty flavor. You can use them to flavor rice and potatoes or puree them into soups and sauces. They are rich in potassium and a good source of fiber.



This superfood is popular for its sweet and juicy taste. Cooking with pears gives you the chance to experiment with the fabulous flavor, so try them baked or poached. They are a good source of vitamin C and copper and contain 4 grams of fiber per serving.


Rutabaga Superfood

A cross between a turnip and a cabbage, rutabagas are a popular Swedish dish. To utilize their earthy flavor you can add them to casseroles, puree them with turnips and carrots to make a sweet soup, or roast them with ginger, honey, or lemon. They are a great source of fiber and vitamin C.


Cauliflower Superfood

The sweet, slightly nutty flavor of cauliflower is perfect for fall or winter side dishes. It tastes wonderful steamed, but it can also be blended to create a mashed potato-like texture or pureed into soup. The possibilities are endless! Research has shown that cauliflower contains compounds that may help to prevent cancer as well as phytonutrients that may lower cholesterol. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C which is great for the cold season.



Unlike summer squash, winter squash has a fine texture and a slightly sweet flavor. Because of its thick skin, it can be stored for months. It tastes best with other fall flavorings, like cinnamon and ginger. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids and is an excellent source of vitamin A.


Pumpkin Superfood

Pumpkin is actually in the winter squash family. It can be used for much more than jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween. Its sweet taste and moist texture make it ideal for pies, cakes, and even pudding! Pumpkins are rich in potassium, contain more than 20% of your DRI of fiber, and are a good source of B vitamins.


Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are the winners when it comes to health benefits in spuds. More nutritionally dense than their white potato counterparts. You can try roasting them—they’ll taste delicious, and you may maintain more vitamins than boiling. Their health benefits include being an excellent source of vitamin A and iron and they are equipped with anti-inflammatory benefits.



Tender and mild, these root vegetables are a great alternative to radishes and cabbage. Fennel, bread crumbs, or even brown sugar taste great when flavoring turnips. Don’t just stick to the turnip when you’re cooking, turnip leaves, which taste like mustard leaves, are easy to cook and dense in nutrients. Also, the roots are a good source of vitamin C and turnip leaves are an excellent source of vitamins A, K, and folate.



This fruit has gotten a lot of attention as an antioxidant powerhouse. The juice provides a tangy base for marinades, and the seeds can be tossed into salads to amp up the flavor. They are not only jam-packed with antioxidants but they are a good source of vitamin C and folate.



This Middle Eastern favorite is a sweet fruit that is perfectly braised in stews, chopped up in desserts, or stuffed with cream cheese or almonds. They are low in fat and full of fiber and potassium.



The signature tartness of grapefruit makes it a little different than other citrus fruits. You can add it to mixed greens in a salad, combine it with avocado and shrimp, or enjoy a fresh glass of its antioxidant-rich juice. Grapefruit also contains more than 75% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C as well as lycopene and pectin.



The small and sweet citrus fruits are positively refreshing for fall recipes. The best flavor combos include almonds, dates, and honey (we aren’t biased at all). Juice them with oil, vinegar, and ginger for a to-die-for dressing. They are full of vitamin C and beta-carotene.

Now you are all set to head to the nearest grocery store or farmers market and buy up the yummy fall superfood to begin some seriously tasty recipes. Have fun with it and have a wonderful fall!