09/14/2011 08:28 am ET | Updated Nov 14, 2011

Fall For These Seasonal Fruits And Veggies

The fall is my favorite time of year. I love taking in the scenery on a fall foliage bike ride-and getting some outdoor exercise before winter rolls around. I also especially love the fall for its seasonal produce! However, when it comes to picky eaters, love for seasonal fruits and vegetables can oftentimes be a struggle.

This week, as I was educating a picky 8-year-old patient on the benefits of fruits and veggies, we came to an agreement. This month he would have to try at least one new vegetable, more than once. This is perfect for fall because there are a ton of fruits and veggies in season. Not only do these fruits and veggies taste great, they are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, such as Vitamin K and carotenoids, which have been linked to protect against certain cancers.

For your guide on fruits and veggies in season I have provided you with a list. These are some of my faves!