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Hearty Dishes

Kale and Butternut Squash Frittata

Both kale and butternut squash can be found locally through November in nearly all four corners of the U.S. This easy one-pan frittata combines the two flavors with onion, garlic, and goat cheese for a delicious, protein-packed breakfast.

For bonus points, find some local eggs from a farmers market in your area. Many grocery stores also carry locally farmed eggs.

Get the full recipe at Downshiftology.

Kale and butternut squash frittata
Kale and butternut squash frittata. Image courtesy of Downshiftology

Two Potato and Beet Hash With Poached Eggs and Greens

Beets are another common cool-weather crop. Whether you live in the chilly Northeast or sunny Southwest, you should be able to find them locally. Since potatoes have a shelf life of up to six months if stored properly, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding them at your neighborhood farmers market, either.

This hash combines Yukon gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, and beets for a flavorful, hearty, and nutritious breakfast. Give it a try!

Get the full recipe at CookingLight.

Autumn Harvest Breakfast Bowl

This bowl starts with homemade granola packed with autumn flavors like pecans, walnuts, dried cherries, cranberries, and pepitas — coated in pumpkin and maple and toasted lightly. Layer that with maple-spice butternut squash and thinly sliced apple on some yogurt and you have a fall-flavor-packed dish to start your day! To make the most of the yummy fruit varieties at their peak this time of year, you might add sliced pears too.

Pumpkins, cranberries, and apples are all readily available well into November no matter where you call home, and they all take center stage in this healthy breakfast bowl. A combination of smooth, tangy, sweet, and crunchy, this dish is satisfying and good for you.

Get the full recipe at Camille Styles.

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By Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.