Updated: 10/25/18 The month of November offers plenty of fresh harvested produce to aid in weight loss or any health focused goals. Take advantage of these 3 fall seasonal items while they are in abundance in your local market.
Cabbage While there are hundreds of varieties of cabbage, red, green and savoy cabbages are the most common cabbages you will find. All cabbage contains high amounts of vitamin C, folate and potassium. Filled with plenty of fiber, it’s a good choice to help keep the digestive system moving. Due to their darker hue, red or purple cabbage also have high levels of anthocyanins, a group of plant compounds called flavonoids which may have powerful antioxidant properties. Slice raw cabbage thinly and use it as a crunchy base in salads or add it to soups and stews. Try our Cabbage Wrapped Beef Shumai!
Pomegranate These juicy red seeds have gained popularity over the past few years due to the many incredible health benefits including helping prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s. They are loaded with vitamin C and their juice contains higher levels of antioxidants than most other fruit juices. Sprinkle the seeds over a salad or use it as an edible and colorful garnish to any dish. Try our Apple, Grapefruit and Pomegranate Salad!
Sweet Potatoes These tubers are actually part of the Morning Glory family and are different from yams, despite often being incorrectly labeled in some grocery stores. While the Garnet variety of sweet potatoes is most popular because of its deliciously sweet flavor and bright color, sweet potatoes are also available in white and purple. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin C, fiber and potassium along with high levels of vitamin A – in some cases providing as much as 980% of your daily needs. Mash them and add a sprinkle of pumpkin spice or roast them with brussels sprouts for a tasty fall side dish. Try our Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie!