In autumn, the kitchen transforms to reflect the changes in nature and weather. It’s the perfect time to explore new flavors and enjoy hearty, comforting dishes in your lunch box.
Full of delicious vegetables and fruit, this period offers many culinary possibilities.
In this article, you’ll learn more about fall season fruits and vegetables and how to use them in tasty recipes.
The magic of autumn colors: fall vegetables in the spotlight
Fall vegetables, ripe for the harvest, are a source of comfort during the off-season, thanks to their warm colors, rich flavors and nourishing qualities.
- Squash: Squash, such as butternut squash, spaghetti squash and pumpkin, are fall essentials. You can use them to make soups, purées, roasted fall vegetables and even savory waffles.
- Cabbage: red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower are in season in autumn. Try them roasted in the oven, stir-fried or in fall soup recipes. Fans of batch cooking? Discover fall batch cooking by monbento®!
- Potatoes: Potatoes are versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, from mashed potatoes to baked potatoes. Potatoes are ready to be transformed into a multitude of flavors and textures, in order to fit all culinary inspirations. Discover the Hasselback potato delicious fall recipe, to enjoy in your MB Original and its two containers!
- Beet: With their scarlet hue and sweet taste, they add a touch of color and flavor to your salads, or can even be roasted in the oven. Looking for fall vegetarian recipe? Try this Beetroot & Bulgur Salad!
- Carrots: Offering crispy sweetness and a variety of flavors in every bite, carrots are in the spotlight in fall and can be used in stews, soups and stir-fries. But did you know you can also turn them into a delicious fall drink? Here’s a recipe for orange-carrot-turmeric-ginger juice, to take everywhere with you in your insulated bottle.
Using fall vegetables in your recipes and lunch boxes brings a comforting feeling, reminiscent of the simple pleasures of a good meal.
Enjoy the best fall recipes with seasonal fruit
Fall fruits are well known for their diversity, warm colors and generally sweet, comforting flavors. They’re not only delicious, they’re also rich in nutrients, fiber and antioxidants.
Here’s a list of the fall harvest to add into your tasty recipes and bento boxes:
- Apples: If there is one emblematic fall fruit, it is this one! You can enjoy apples as they are, or in compote, apple pie or even hot cider. Have you ever tried them in fall salad recipes?
- Pears: Tender and delicate, pears are also the stars of autumn, as delicious raw, as they are baked or in fall dessert recipes. We invite you to prepare them with gnocchi and gorgonzola in this easy fall recipe that you can transport in your insulated lunch box!
- Grapes: Fresh grapes can be enjoyed as a snack, but you can also use them to make jellies or pair them with cheese. Their delicate skin hides a sweet flavor! Take them with you wherever you go in your snack box!
- Nuts: Nuts, like pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts, are ideal for the season and can be used in cakes, pies and salads. Start the day with filling, delicious chocolate-walnut bars!
- Cranberries: Cranberries are small red fruits that grow in peat bogs. They have a tangy flavor and are often used to make sauces, jams and juices. They are also a traditional part of Thanksgiving meals in the US, where they are made into a sauce to go with turkey. If you want to try healthy fall recipes, we recommend this baked porridge with cranberries and Italian-style stuffed sweet potato!
- Figs: Figs are fleshy fruits, generally purple or green. They have a sweet flavor and a slightly grainy texture. Figs are often eaten fresh, dried or in salads. Fall is also Halloween season! So mix tricks AND treats with this recipe for fig witches’ fingers!
- Plums: Fall plums are generally purple, red or yellow. Their flesh is sweet and juicy. Plums can be used in many different ways in your recipes for fall. You can eat them fresh, use them in fruit salads, incorporate them into pies, jams, sauces to go with meat dishes, or even dry them to make prunes.
- Pomegranates: Pomegranates are round, red fruits with a thick skin. Inside, they contain small, juicy, sweet seeds called arils. They are popular in salads, juices and sauces. Fascinating for their unique flavor and rich benefits, they’re perfect in the sauce of our beef tagine and couscous!
Fall fruits bring a touch of sweetness and color to the season. Their varied flavors and textures mean they can be enjoyed in many ways, whether as a snack, fall dessert or ingredient in sweet and savory dishes. Fall for autumn flavors!
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