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14 Superfoods You Should Eat This Fall

Just because the temperatures are cooling and gardens are being put to bed doesn’t mean there are no more superfoods to be had. There are still plenty of delicious foods out there with loads of health benefits that should be eaten. In fact, with all of your familiar favorites out of season this might be the perfect time to try something new. Root vegetables like turnips, for example, are full of Vitamin C and are delicious when included to vegetable mashes and soups. In fact, there are a whole host of fruits and vegetables you might not expect to be palatable but are perfect for eating right now! Here are a few of our favorite superfood dishes for fall. Be sure to give them all a try the next time you have a chance!

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    14 Superfoods You Should Eat This Fall
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    Grapefruit Smoothie

    Grapefruit is in season all winter long. Pick up this Vitamin C-packed fruit and make a delicious pick-me-up smoothie for breakfast, or a quick snack. Not only will it give you a boost of vitamins, it will put a terrific smile on your face.

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

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    Date Oat Bars

    Sticky dates are packed with fiber and potassium. They also provide a wonderful natural sweetness to dishes. Pack them into healthy snacks like this homemade oat bars to give your kids a healthy boost and some added super food benefits.

    Photo: Shaina Olmanson

  • Tangerine Lime Bars 4 of 15
    Tangerine Lime Bars

    Sweet ripe tangerines start appearing in stores around now. They are packed with Vitamin C and fiber. If you want to enjoy their flavor in a naturally sweet treat try these amazing citrus bars. They are the perfect burst of brightness in winter!

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

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    Sweet Potatoes

    Not only are sweet potatoes packed with Vitamin C, fiber, and potassium, they are naturally sweet and easy to eat. You'll find in the many popular seasonal dishes for a reason. Try making them this way, oven fried with root vegetables until caramelized and sweet.

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

  • Rutabagas 6 of 15
    Rutabagas

    Rutabagas are known for their strong flavor which not everyone loves. However, they are packed with fiber and Vitamin C and can be cooked several different ways. Many people like them baked into vegetable chips. These simple chips are even perfect for the lunchbox!
    Photo: Macki Cayloma

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    Applesauce

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away! At least, that is how the saying goes. Apples are full of fiber and antioxidants and are in season in fall and winter. There are so many simple ways to serve them up to your family.  This slow-cooker applesauce is ideal for an easy snack or light dessert.

    Photo: Paula Jones

  • Potato Parsnip Soup 8 of 15
    Potato Parsnip Soup

    Parsnips are an often overlooked superfood. It is full of potassium and fiber and is just coming into season now. Roast it until soft, or puree it into a soup for an easy, comforting meal.

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

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    Apple Pear Gorgonzola Salad

    Pears are a wonderful alternative to apples. Packed with fiber, copper, and Vitamin C, they are great in salads, appetizers, or as a light dessert. In this salad pears and apples provide the perfect sweet contrast to the strong savory cheese.

    Photo: Angie McGowan

  • Pomegranates 10 of 15
    Pomegranates

    Pomegranates are said to have more antioxidants than red wine. Include their seeds in salads, desserts, and drinks to enjoy their delicious flavor and healthy benefits. This awesome sweet salad is perfect for a bright refresher and even would be nice on the holiday table.

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Lemon Kiwi Coconut Bars 11 of 15
    Lemon Kiwi Coconut Bars

    Kiwi can looks so boring in the story. But peel them to reveal a sweet bright green flesh and you'll quickly change your mind! Kiwi are packed with Vitamin C and fiber and are a great way to flavor fall sweets. Make these tangy bars and enjoy a wonderful late fall dessert.

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

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    Pumpkin Soup

    Pumpkins aren't just for Halloween! Make this delicious pumpkin soup which is packed with fiber, vitamins, and rich fall flavor. It makes a wonderful easy fall meal that is great for both children and adults.

    Photo: Angie McGowan

  • Cauliflower 13 of 15
    Roasted Cauliflower Salad

    Cauliflower is rich in antioxidants and this delicious salad is a great way to enjoy it. Make it tonight  for an easy superfood side dish. Or, enjoy it as a light dinner!

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

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    Butternut Squash Hash

    Popular fall squashes are acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and butternut squash. All are loaded with Vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. Make this awesome hash with your favorite squash and sweet potatoes for a great fall side dish.

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

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    Brussels Sprouts

    Brussels sprouts are a great source of iron, Vitamin K, and folate. If you don't love their bitter taste try roasting them with shallots and pears for a sweet fall side dish.

    Photo: Jaime Richardson

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