Now that the fall season is upon us, it’s time to think about changing up your health and fitness routine. After all, the weather and fresh food offerings are going to be changing. So why shouldn’t you do the same? A great place to start is to introduce the following three fall vegetables into your menu:
One of the best vegetables that you can add to your fall diet is kale. When cooked, a ½ cup tends to contain a mere 18 calories and zero fat. It is also high in fiber, vitamins, magnesium and potassium. The magnesium and potassium are exceptionally important to include in a diet. This is especially the case if you plan on engaging in a rigorous, fall health and fitness routine. That’s because they inherently help to keep a person’s heart and muscles functioning properly.
Consider using the leafy delight to make healthy kale chips or kale soup. The chips are wonderful for a midday snack and the soup is perfect for lunch on a chilly fall afternoon. You can typically find a variety of recipes for each with a quick internet search.
Mushrooms are another healthy gem to consider adding to your fall menu. They tend to have ample amounts of much needed nutrients like niacin, potassium, selenium and copper. Understandably there are many different types of mushrooms available in the fall. One to consider is the chanterelle. You could try foraging for some on your own as part of a fall hike or just pick up some online through a gourmet retailer. Whichever option you choose, feel free to toss the chanterelles into pastas, soups and more. They tend to contain a modest 10 calories per each serving (27 grams).
Lastly, don’t let the last batch of fresh bok choy go to waste. It tends to remain in season until the end of September. It’s a good source of Vitamins C, A and K. Consider using the crunchy, vitamin rich vegetable to make a healthy fall salad, soup or entrée.
Good Nutrition + Regular Exercise = The key to weight loss and general good health.
Your diet is a crucial part of your overall health. Pay attention to not only what you do with your body, but also to what you put in it.