I love veggies and herbs! They’re the best ingredients for making your plate colorful, flavorful, and nutritious! Have you gone apple or pumpkin picking, yet? The fall season offers some delicious fruits and veggies to cook with. I recently read an article by the editors of Health.com called, “5 Reasons to Try a Vegetarian Diet.” They offer some shrewd reminders as to why veggies are so important for your nutrition and holistic health. The editors note that meals cooked with fruits, veggies, and herbs are more likely to give you more antioxidants and fiber. They also discuss how fruits and veggies can have a significant impact on your mood, citing that "Scientists found that a higher intake of produce resulted in more energy, calmness, and greater feelings of happiness, effects that positively impacted the volunteers [in the study] not only on the days they ate fruits and veggies, but also throughout the following day."