Why You Should Love Fall Veggies

Fall is my favorite season of the year; the transition between hot and cold weather is the perfect balance for good food, coffee flavors and outdoor activities. One of my favorite parts about fall is its vegetables, primarily because it is so easy to throw some into an oven with olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon and have them come out bursting with flavor and nutrition.

Butternut/acorn/spaghetti squashes, pumpkins, turnips, kohlrabi, zucchini, shallots are a few of my go-tos. The next time you see delicious fall produce in the grocery store, just remember that they all bring different micronutrient bonuses to the table: squash is great for fiber and vitamin C, shallots are filled with potassium and vitamin B6, turnips are high in vitamin K and so forth. With vegetables on the menu, feast your way to Thanksgiving and don’t hesitate to share your picks in the comments.

dr. uruj kamal

dr. uruj kamal

Dr. Uruj Kamal is a second year resident in Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine. A Stony Brook native, she enjoys combining her knowledge of mental health and awareness with her passion for health, fitness and beauty. In her spare time, enjoys fashion, kayaking on West Meadow Beach, and creating westernized-Asian recipes.