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What’s in Season in September, and How to Cook It

A list of fruits and vegetables in season in September alongside recipe recommendations.
Alexis at SideChef
Content Acquisitions Director at SideChef. Self taught cook, rambler, wearer of black, and Mexican White Girl
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It's September, you made it - congratulations! In a year that has brought so much uncertainty, and in so many ways a new kind of living I am here to confirm that somethings can still be relied upon. Fruits and vegetables are still coming into season, each month. And this means, there are new things to cook, dozens of new, small novelties await that can be embraced from the comfort (and social distance) of your own kitchen. See below for a selection of fruits and vegetables in season this month, and our favorite recipe pairings.

Plums

Rich in antioxidants, a good source of fiber, and studies have shown consuming plums can help promote heart and bone health. This fruit is good for you and so easy to work with in the kitchen.

Apples

Who else is READY for apple season? Nothing says the beginning of fall like a beautiful apple pie. ICYMI: apples contain a kind of fiber that feeds good bacteria within our systems, and may be the reason they help protect us against obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

Broccoli

Everyone's favorite cruciferous vegetable, broccoli contains fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium while also boasts more protein than most other vegetables. Easily prepared in countless ways, it's one of our favorite all-stars.

Carrots

Sweet, savory, snackable - a truly underrated culinary sidekick (eh-hem, Side-Chef!), carrots also have a low glycemic index (GI), which means they don’t cause a large spike in blood sugar when you eat them - no rushes, no crashes post eating!

Fennel

A member of the carrot-plant family, the crunchy bulb and aromatic seeds of fennel are both highly nutritious. Introducing fennel into your diet regularly may improve heart health, reduce inflammation,and even provide anticancer effects! Need we say more? The delicious vegetable is great shaved into salads or used to flavor soups and braises.

Green Beans

A perfect any-season legume feels especially right for fall as we dive into cooler temperatures and aim to perfect our green bean casseroles by the time Thanksgiving comes around. Bonus: these are also a low FODMAP food.

Corn

Nothing is as sweet of a send off to summer as fresh corn off the grill. As both a vegetable and whole grain, the possibilities for corn in your kitchen are endless.

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