Summer officially ends this month, but that doesn’t mean your local farmer’s market will be out of delicious fruits and veggies to keep you healthy and satisfied. There are a variety of options that work for most every diet, and if you’re a cancer patient, there are many foods on the list (especially those in bold letters) that contain lots of nutrients and cancer-fighting agents.

Here’s a look at some of the delicious, good-for-you fruits and veggies in season in September:

• Apples
• Green Beans
Bell peppers
Brussels sprouts
• Celery
• Cucumbers
Herbs (see our previous post on herbs!)
• Leeks
• Pears
• Plums
• Potatoes
• Pumpkin
• Radishes
Summer squash
Winter squash
Sweet potatoes
• Sweet corn

When you see these foods at your farmer’s market or grocery store, get creative and make some of the fall-friendly recipes below.

Apple Butternut Squash Pancakes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chili, Lime and Cilantro Vinaigrette

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Broccoli

Carrot Puree

Keep in mind that the growing season varies across the country. Also, remember to consult with a doctor or dietitian before making modifications to your diet.

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