I hope you are having a great week so far. I’m trying out some new Instant Pot recipes this week. I hope they turn out. I’ll be sharing them with you if they are good, Lol.
Superfoods that are popular in the fall are often high in carbs, even if they are healthy and low in fat and calories. However, if you are on a low-carb diet, this might not be suitable for you. Luckily, there are still plenty of superfoods that are in season during the fall and aren’t too high in carbs.
These are moderate in their carb amounts, which is why you should pay close attention to the quantity that you have. However, as far as fall vegetable superfoods go, parsnips can definitely be added to your rotation if you are following a low carb diet. The great thing about parsnips is that their flavor resembles potatoes, so you can make parsnip chips or fries and have a lower carb version than with regular white potatoes. I have actually never had a parsnip. I think I will have to try one, Lol. For a cup of sliced parsnip, it is about 17 net carbs after the fiber content.
As far as greens go, most of them are going to be low carb and are appropriate for any low carb or Keto diet. Kale is in season during the fall and is also considered a superfood. You should try to add it to your diet whenever you can. It isn’t the lowest carb green, but there are only 6 carbs in a cup a kale. My favorite is to cook it up with some bacon and add some feta cheese. Yum. It also makes a great salad.
If you are looking for a fruit you can have in the fall that is also on the low carb side, try cranberries. These are a very popular fruit to have as a superfood, and since it is a berry, it is going to be lower in carbs than most other fruits. For a cup of cranberries, there are 10 carbs, but you can enjoy a lower amount and reduce that quite a bit. Try 1/4 cup of cranberries on your salad, adding just 2.5 carbs.
Y’all know I love all things cauliflower. Cauliflower is the ultimate low carb food, and is also a superfood that is readily available during the fall season. There are only 5 carbs in a cup of cauliflower, so it is really low in carbs. It also has a long harvest season, available between September and June. There is vitamin C in cauliflower, plus it can help lower your cholesterol. It is great for substituting rice or potatoes in your low carb meal. If you have never tried cauliflower pizza crust, Califlour Foods makes a great one. You can check it out here.
This squash is a little sweet and tastes great with various fall flavors and spices. It is often combined with pumpkin or fruits like apples and pears. It is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and is about 10 carbs for a cup. I’m going to be looking for some good butternut squash recipes.
What is your favorite low carb fall vegetable?
Talk to you soon,