Menu Planning With Fall Vegetables

by | Oct 3, 2011 | All Blog Postings, Boulder, Boulder Catering, Boulder Colorado, Holiday Catering | 0 comments

Fall is an amazing time of the year to experiment with seasonal vegetables and fruits. The cooler months bring vibrant colors to the gardens and rich flavors to the table. Wonderful spiced beverages and pies, delicious soups, roast meats and comfort food come to mind most often when thinking of fall cuisines. With that being said, most people do not realize that almost all fall fruits and vegetables are considered healthy super foods. Menu planning for events and everyday meals can be fun and exciting when you incorporate fall flavors. The following is a brief description of some the fall’s most flavorful produce and their nutritional values.

Beets are readily known for their detoxifying and cancer fighting characteristics as well as being delicious. Beets have a wonderful earthy flavor and vibrant color. Most people recognize beets by their brilliant ruby or purple hue, however there are also golden and white beets. Beets contain vitamin c, folate, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus and fiber. Beet not only provide color and nutrition to your menus but also go well with robust fall cheeses, wines, and heart greens like kale and arugula.

Brussels sprouts are small in size but big in nutrient value. It is beneficial to add brussels sprouts to your diet during the colder months as they are jammed packed with immune boosters. Vitamin B1, B2, B6, C, E, K, beta carotene, folate, omega-3 oils, and protein work together to with disease-fighting phytochemicals like glucosinolates and antioxidant phenols to make them extremely good for you. These little baby cabbages are crunchy, hold up well all kinds of cooking methods, and are especially tasty when roasted with butter, nuts and bacon.

Sweet potatoes contain vitamin B6, C, beta carotene, copper, iron, potassium and lots of fiber. These potatoes are a much healthier alternative to starchy regular potatoes, Yukon’s, or even red potatoes, plus they taste better. They have a sweet node that can be played up for deserts or that can be rounded out for more savory preferences. These iron rich potatoes are especial good for women and have proven mood boosting qualities.

Roasted fall vegetable medleys are flavorful ways to serve a variety of different vegetables depending on what you or your dinner guests enjoy eating. Classic fall herbs and other seasonings coupled with nuts, bacon, and dried fruit are also a great way to enhance your meats, stuffings and pastries. As you can see there are many advantages of planning your fall event menus around seasonal vegetables. Not only will your be feeding your guest food that is bursting with flavor but it will also be good for them.



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