Grains of all kinds have a natural affinity for fruit and we see grains and fruit paired together for every meal of the day. Think hearty warm breakfast porridges, lovely whole grain salads for lunch or dinner and even whole grain fruit desserts. The naturally sweet flavor profiles in fruit are the perfect complement to the earthy flavors of all types of grains. Firm fall fruits like apples and pears hold up best to the chewy textures in grains, so we have collected a few of our favorite recipes here to add to your fall cooking repertoire.

Our new Lucy™ Glo Farro Salad is as festive as they come, studded with jewel-like fruits such as pomegranate seeds, orange segments and our lovely blush Lucy™ Glo apples. This salad makes an ideal choice for holiday potlucks or buffets because it holds up well without wilting like a traditional salad.

If you are looking for a healthier way to eat as the new year approaches, then our Roasted Winter Bowl will be a great addition to your weekly menu. All of the components can be made ahead of time for a fast but nutrient-dense meal. Just add some slices of crisp KORU® apples and you have a hearty lunch or dinner ready in 5 minutes or less.

Pear Black Rice Salad

Many people forget about rice when they think about healthy whole grains. Black rice in particular is one of the most nutrient-dense varieties of rice available. The deep purple hue of the black rice is an indicator of its high level of antioxidants and it is also a rich source of fiber. In our Pear Ginger Black Rice Salad we combine the rice with our Anjou pears for a satisfying sweet and savory dish.

Oaty Apple Crisp

Even dessert can take on a healthier spin when you make it with whole grain oats and nuts. Try this Oaty Apple Crisp for a warm and cozy dessert with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or for breakfast with some vanilla yogurt.

Happy fall cooking!

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