There are plenty of fall produce items the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are recommending you add to your grocery shopping list this season.

Pears are available all season, but they’re the ripest in fall. Just one pear packs in 6 grams of fiber, which is 20 percent of your recommended daily dose.

Incorporating pumpkin into your diet is a great way to boost your immune system because its packed with the cold fighting Vitamin A. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends adding pumpkin puree to your favorite bread or muffin recipes.

Spaghetti squash is a perfect pasta substitute for gluten intolerant people and picky eaters.  Simply cut the gourd in half, scoop out the seeds and bake in the oven until tender.

Then scrape each side with a fork and you’ll have spaghetti looking strands to mix with marinara sauce or veggies. Kale is the leafy green giant that is getting great buzz in the health community.

One cup of the leafy stuff contains magnesium and vitamins A, C & K.  This super veggie can be harvested in winter and is strong enough to survive snowstorms.

Other go-to hearty fall produce items are beets, okra, sweet potatoes, parsnips and cranberries.