WHAT TO EAT THIS MONTH: Fruits and Vegetables of September

Eat local and eat produce that’s in season. Not only is it good for your body, but also eating fruits and vegetables in season means more money saved, more nutrients, more flavor, and more variety. I can’t believe it’s already September. Many of you said goodbye to August, some of you sent your kids back to school this week, and if you’re like me you’re already dreaming of next Summer. One of the things I love about September is that it’s the month of “new” without all the hoopla. New season. New school. New clothes. So try a new fruit or vegetable. Here’s what to eat this September.

Eat Seasonal: Fruits and Vegetables of September
Anaheim Peppers | Asian Pears | Brussel Sprouts | Cape Gooseberries | Chioggia Beets | Fingerling Potatoes | Gala Apples | Grapes | Green Beans | Green Cabbage | Hachiya Persimmons | Huckleberries | Italian Prune Plums | Macintosh Apples | Matsutake Mushrooms | Melons | New England Potatoes | Papaya | Pears | Pomegranates | Root Parsley | Shelling Beans

There’s such a great variety of colors and tastes this month. I personally can’t wait to use these ingredients to make these…

Baked Asian Pears
Baked Asian Pears via At Down Under

Sriracha Brussel Sprouts
Sriracha Brussel Sprouts via Bon Appétit

Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos with Roasted Cranberry Pomegranate Salsa
Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos with Roasted Cranberry Pomegranate Salsa via Half Baked Harvest

What are you most looking forward to this month?

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  • I LOVE the taco idea – sweet potato and pomegranate?! Will definitely have to give that a try.

    We’ve been finding some great green beans at our farmers market – so easy to throw in a skillet with a little olive oil and cracked pepper – 5 minutes later they’re done! I like them best when they’re still a bit crunchy. I’m definitely looking forward to apple season and some good butternut squash.

    • @Lisa_earlymorningrun:disqus – I love green beans. I usually do the same and toss them with chopped garlic. That’s really my go-to for any vegetable…sautee with oil and garlic. Going to need to jazz it up a little.

      Macintosh apples also remind me of races. They really are perfect after running 4+ miles.