As we step into October, we welcome the earthy flavors of fall. From crisp sweet apples, to rich winter squash, the foods of fall are here. To warm up on a cool fall evening, enjoy delicious pork tenderloin topped with baked apples, or a bowl of homemade butternut squash soup. Fall comfort foods like pot roast and baked chicken are also well matched with the season's fresh produce.
Candy is often the main food focal point of this holiday, but why not make fresh produce a part of it too? Help your kids make their own caramel apples -- it's still candy, but it is fun, interactive activity -- plus a crisp healthy apple is a nice way to balance sweet gooey caramel.