4 easy recipes just in time for Fall

4 easy recipes just in time for Fall

Imagine a basket full of beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, radishes, apples, and more [1]. Fall harvests are coming up in Georgia.

Fall recipes with these seasonal fruits and vegetables will warm the heart—and the belly. Here are a few of our favorite fall recipes!


recipe card for rosemary parsnip fries



Have you ever heard of a parsnip? It looks like a thick, white carrot. Parsnips have a sweet taste and similar texture to a potato that make them the perfect substitute for fries [2].


recipe card for mashed butternut squash



You may have seen yellow squash, but have you seen a big, beautiful butternut squash? This squash is harvested mainly in September and October [3]. A ½ cup serving of cooked butternut squash is a good source of potassium and an excellent source of vitamin A [4]. In fact, it provides 130% of your daily vitamin A needs! Vitamin A helps your keep your vision strong and maintains the health of your organs [5].


recipe card for braised turnips and greens


braised turnips and greens nutrition label


Turnips are a white vegetable with a purple top and a leafy top. Many think the turnip belongs in the root vegetable family with potatoes and rutabaga. Surprisingly, the turnip is related to cruciferous vegetables like brussel sprouts and broccoli [6]. You can eat both the turnip and its greens!


recipe card for cinnamon apples with yogurt


cinnamon apples with yogurt nutrition label


While the other vegetables might be new to you, apples are a familiar fruit option for fall. Enjoy an ingredient you know and love in this new fall-inspired recipe! The apple cinnamon bars are great for breakfast on the go or a tasty dessert to pack in a child’s lunchbox.

Written by Taylor Newman, MS/DI student | Edited by Laurel Sanville, MS, RDN, LD 

Posted September 21st, 2018


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[1]Vegetable Garden Calendar November

[2]Illinois Extension Parsnip

[3] Illinois Extension Winter Squash

[4]USDA Report

[5]NIH Vitamin A

[6]Medical News Today

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