Fall is finally here and we’re kicking off the season with fresh food ideas! This is a great time of year to incorporate healthy and organic fruits and veggies into your meals. Did you know in Minnesota the fall brings apples, figs, artichokes, arugula, grapes, beets, cabbage, carrots, chard, squash, green beans, kale and so many more delicious options! With this great variety of ingredients you can make endless dishes and you’ll never get bored.

Check out some of our favorite recipes below:Apple Chips

Baked Apple Chips:

3 medium sized sweet apples
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs of sugar

Preheat oven to 225 degrees F
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Slice apples. The thinner you slice them, the faster they will bake and the crispier they will be.
Mix the sugar (optional) and cinnamon together and sprinkle over apples slices.
Bake for a total of approximately 1 hour then flip the slices, and bake for 1 more hour.

Hearty Vegetable Curry:

1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup diced peeled sweet potato
1/4 cup sliced yellow onion
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 cup small cauliflower florets
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
2 tbs chopped cilantro

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add sweet potato to pan and sauté for 3 minutes.
Lower heat to medium and add cauliflower, onion, and curry powder. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
Add broth and tomatoes and chickpeas. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat.
Simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with yogurt.

Caramel Apple Protein Shake:Apple Shake

Can’t live without your shakes? Us either! Plus the apple adds a serving of fruit to your meal.

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (your choice)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 small apple, skin removed and diced
Ľ tsp ground cinnamon
2-3 ice cubes
2 tablespoons sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding mix

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Allow the shake to thicken for a minute. It’s that easy and delicious!