Healthy Food Choices for Fall Menus

As the weather transitions from hot to cool, it's hard not to get excited for comfort foods. The good thing, though, is that there are plenty of options for comfort foods full of great health benefits. As you plan your fall menus, you'll want to keep these four seasonal favorites in mind.

Apples. Full of antioxidants and fiber, apples are a must-have for fall menus. Whether you're preparing a fresh salad or baking apples for dessert, this signature fall fruit can be used in so many healthy ways.

Brussels sprouts. Some people may not like Brussels sprouts, but that could be because they have not tried them in different ways. This small vegetable packs whopping flavor and benefits. Brussels sprouts are a good source of iron and folate, and 1/2 cup of Brussels sprouts contains more vitamin K than dietary reference intakes.

Cauliflower. An excellent source of vitamin C and containing compounds that may help prevent cancer, cauliflower is a great choice for healthy eating and flavorful side dishes. Have you ever tasted roasted cauliflower? If not, put this dish on your fall menus! It does not disappoint!

Sweet potatoes. The health benefits of sweet potatoes are high. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, a good source of iron, and they offer anti-inflammatory benefits. This terrific tuber should be enjoyed year-round!