What We're Cooking With This September
🧡🍎 We’re not exactly ready to say that seasonal ‘F’ word out loud just yet… summer technically lasts another 3 weeks, right?! However, the tease of the slightly brisker air and a slightly heartier meal gives us a bit of the ‘warm and cozies’ we can get behind. Mix in a little bit more structure, routine and some baked apples and we’re here for you Fall and actually a bit excited. Eek, we said it! 😬
Our fave September ingredients:
🍇 Grapes contain the compound resveratrol which has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. They’re great to freeze and add into smoothies or try them marinated in olive oil and then charred in a pan or on the grill for a great salad topper.
🍎 Apples are the MVP of Fall desserts, breakfasts, dinners…pretty much all of it. Add in that a medium sized apple contains 20% of your daily fibre needs and 10% of your vitamin C. We love them baked with cinnamon, in our smoothies, sliced in salads or roasted with some companion veggies as a main.
👑🥬 All hail Kween Kale! This dark leafy vegetable is an excellent source of vitamin K, with one cup providing 5x an adult’s daily needs! Pair with some of our MVP apples and you have a great Fall salad, sneak in the smoothie or bake in the oven for crunchy kale snacks.
🧡 ICYMI a cup of cubed Butternut Squash contains more potassium than a banana! They also contain immune boosting antioxidants and are loaded with fibre and vitamins. They’re fantastic simply baked in the oven with some cinnamon or cubed and seasoned for plant-based tacos.
💚 Zucchinis support your immune system with high levels of vitamins A and C. They’re a great fibre source and contain carotenoids which are antioxidants that protect the body against free radicals. Make them into fritters, fries or spiralize as noodles. They are also excellent in a raw lasagna or baked into muffins.
🥕 Carrots are charged with beta-carotene, a compound your body changes into vitamin A, which keeps your eyes and skin healthy. We love grating carrots into desserts as a great healthy boost or roasting with spices and fresh herbs for a savoury side dish.