Raspberries are among the healthiest foods you can eat, period. Plus, they’re packed with antioxidants. And a 2016 Advances in Nutrition Review found that eating raspberries reduces inflammation as well as the risk of obesity, metabolic dysfunction, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and type 2 diabetes. Even though the berries do have a short season (peaking in late June and done by early August), you can eat them no matter the season, thanks to your freezer. Because they are packed and sealed at the height of their freshness, frozen raspberries actually have higher antioxidant levels than do never-frozen varieties, according to research from the University of Chester. Caspero recommends blending frozen raspberries into your smoothies or, once you let them thaw, adding them to your favorite protein pancake recipe.
Apples are a fall favorite, hitting their peak ripeness between August and November, but they’re available all year long, thanks to cold storage, according to Caspero. One study from the German Cancer Research Center found that people who eat at least one apple per day have a lower risk of breast, colon, kidney, ovarian, and other forms of cancer compared to those who eat apples less often. While they’re perfect to pack in your purse, you can also dress them up by topping them with almond butter and cinnamon or mixing them into your morning oats, she says.