Your taste buds may be changing now that the leaves are falling and the days have gotten shorter. You may actually be craving some of the foods that you can only find this time of year, and that's a good thing.

Registered dietitians say it's smart to make use of foods like winter squash. Spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta because it's high in omega three fatty acids and antioxidants.

It's also the perfect time to load up on apples and pears because they're packed with fiber that helps you feel full.

Don't forget the sweet potatoes. They've got more iron and Vitamin A than regular white potatoes.

Throw some root vegetables like carrots, beets and turnips into your cart, too. They're nutritious and flavorful additions to those hearty stews that you might be craving when the temperature really starts to drop.

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