Fall is a time to start piling all the seasonal foods into your pantry. Is that hard to believe? We often think that fall is the end of the fresh food, but it's actually a time to get some of the best vegetables in for the winter. The vegetables that grow until fall store well. They have tougher skin and usually not as juicy as the more delicate warm season fruits and vegetables. These are the vegetables that you can count on to keep their fresh flavor and taste great for many months.
One of the most underused vegetables ready right now is winter squash. There are many types; some small enough for 2 to enjoy, and others that are so heavy it takes 2 men to life and an ax to break the skin. All of them are rich shades of yellow and orange, and full of vitamin A. Your body is going to love you deep in winter, when you indulge in these types of nutritious foods. From sweet to savory, winter squash is the perfect addition to many healthy, filling meals.