Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley
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Spotlight on Food History
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FIVE FOODS YOU SHOULD
BE EATING THIS FALL:
Also known as sweet potatoes, these fiber-
Rich vegetables offer a heaping helping of
potassium and Vitamin A. Potassium can
control blood pressure, while vitamin A gives
a boost to your Immune system and is great
for your eyes and skin. Forget sweet potatoes
loaded with marshmallows and brown sugar—
try them baked and topped with cheese, salsa
and veggies; diced and added to chili or soup;
or mashed and combined with wheat germ for
This white, nonstarchy vegetable is chock-
full of Vitamins, minerals and plant-based
compounds called Phytochemicals, which
help keep arteries clear. And there are plenty
more ways to eat it aside from raw and dunked
in low-fat dressing. Try cauliflower as a mashed
Potato alternative by steaming and then pureeing
it with garlic, a bit of Parmesan cheese and plain
Greek yogurt. Or roast it with olive oil and thyme.
These mini cabbage-looking vegetables are low
in calories and high in vitamin C, fiber and folate.
Brussels sprouts also contain antioxidants that
protect your cells and may even reduce your risk
for cancer. Try them steamed with walnut oil,
mustard and lemon or shredded with a light Olive
Oil and vinaigrette dressing in place or your
Grapes reach their peak each autumn, which
makes them tastier than at other times of the
year. An added bonus: GRAPES may contain
the very same antioxidants that give red wine
its heart-healthy benefits. They can be frozen
and eaten like mini ice pops or roasted and
combined with thyme, mustard and cooking
wine as a sauce for lean meats.
Apples are full of fiber and can help you feel
full on fewer calories—which can ultimately
aid in weight management. Fiber fights
cholesterol and lowers your heart disease risk.
Try them diced and added to turkey meat loaf,
or sliced and tossed into salad or tortilla wraps.
For breakfast or a dessert treat, stuff a whole
apple with raisins, cinnamon and oats, then
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