Healthy Fall Foods

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With fall just around the corner, it is time to get excited about all of the wonderful foods that will be coming into season. When fruits and veggies are in season it means that they are naturally at their best. Fall Is a time that many fruits and vegetables are at their peak of deliciousness. It is a lot easier to eat healthy with so many yummy options surrounding us.

Apples– Most people’s favorite fall fruit is about to come into season. Apples have a lot of notorious benefits. Going apple picking is also a fun activity and a great way to get outdoors.

Cranberries– These berries are sweet and delicious. Cranberries are full of antioxidants. They are the perfect treat this fall.

Grapes– Another yummy fruit that has many health benefits: Grapes tend to ripen towards the beginning of fall. They are the perfect fruit to pack as a snack for school or work.

Pears- Pears are full of fiber and vitamin C. Pears are a great snack option to grab and go.

Potatoes– While there are many different types of potatoes, most varieties are harvested in the fall. Potatoes are full of nutrients and fiber.

Pomegranates– This tart fruit also is in season during fall. Pomegranates are full of vitamins and antioxidants.

Pumpkins– Carving pumpkins for Halloween can be a fun fall activity. Don’t forget to incorporate pumpkin into your fall meals. Pumpkins are the most common winter squash that contain potassium, fiber, and vitamin C.

Sweet Potatoes- Don’t forget about this fall favorite. Sweet potatoes have their peak season during this time of year. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins and fiber that make them the perfect addition to your diet this fall.

These are just a few of the delightful fruits and vegetables that are coming into season this fall. The changing season also means changes in what fresh produce you can bring home. Check the grocery stores near you and pick up some of these fresh healthy options. There are many more fruits and veggies that are best to eat during these cool fall days so it is the perfect time to try something new.

 

~All you can do is work to become a better you~

~Sadie Wrobel

 

Fall Into Fun!

It is probably about a 50/50 split on those that truly enjoy the season of fall. You have your basic girls that love the pumpkin lattes and are SO pumped to wear their boots and sweaters. Then, you have your fall enthusiasts that enjoy the season for the wonderful activities that come with it.

I have spent the last few college years enjoying the boots and sweater part of fall, but now it is time to enjoy the weather and activities. I doubt many of you know of the different near-by locations that have fall activities, so I wanted to put them all together for you so you can enjoy this beautiful season with some fun fall events.

Shuster's farmOne of the most popular locations near Whitewater to have some fall fun is Schuster’s Farm. It is located about 25 miles away from campus, but totally worth the drive. They offer the following: corn maze, pumpkin patch, pig races, farm animals, a corn cannon, a haunted forest, and more!

Another great location is Busy Barns Adventure Farm located in Fort Atkinson, so a bit busy barncloser. The offer hay wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and a Rooster Run. They are only open on the weekends, although it is a great, close location that can help you find your perfect pumpkin or corn maze adventure!

 

 

skelly's farmIf you are really interested in corn mazes, then Skelly’s Farm Market is the place for you! They are located just outside of Janesville, WI, and have been around for 15+ years offering a variety of different corn mazes. They also have fresh produce you can buy and many other activities throughout the fall season!

And lastly, have you ever heard of the Fuzzy Pig? During the summer, they are a cute, fuzzy pigcountry store and restaurant located just outside of Whitewater. In the fall, they are the scariest haunted houses within 100 miles of campus. Check out their creepy houses here!

One of the greatest things about living in Wisconsin is enjoying the change of seasons. That means, even if it is 50 degrees out, go outside and enjoy it! Carve pumpkins and get lost in corn mazes.

So pick your favorite location, throw on some boots and a sweater, grab your pumpkin latte, and have some fun!

“It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you keep on going.”

Kenzi