Autumnal harvest with pumpkins and gourds

Best Fall Foods for Your Eyesight

It’s that time of year when the leaves start to fall, the air gets crisper, and everyone is chugging pumpkin spice lattes. ‘Tis the season for fall harvest, but eye care is year-round—so keep in mind these 18 in-season foods that help maintain healthy eyes:

Don’t know where to start? Check out this recipe from for Fall Harvest Bowls, which use sweet potatoes, kale, and almonds.

Fall Harvest Bowls by



1/4 c. apple cider
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
2/3 c. olive oil
1/2 shallot, minced
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. honey
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper


1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1 red onion, sliced
2 sweet potatoes, cut into small cubes
2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 tsp. dried thyme
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 c. sliced grilled chicken
2 c. finely sliced kale
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. sliced almonds
1/4 c. shaved Parmesan
3 c. cooked brown rice



Preheat oven to 425. On a large, parchment lined baking sheet, mix Brussels sprouts, sweet potato and red onion with 1 tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and thyme. Bake until vegetables are tender, 25-30 minutes.


Meanwhile, make the vinaigrette. In a large bowl, whisk cider, vinegar, olive oil, shallot, mustard and honey until smooth and combined. Season with salt and pepper.


In a medium bowl, mix kale with cranberries and almonds. Add 1/3 c prepared dressing to the salad and toss.


Assemble bowls: top 1 cup rice with 1 cup roasted vegetables, 1/2 cup salad, and 1 cup chicken. Top with a drizzle of dressing and serve.

For more information, see the original recipe here: