What You Should Be Eating This Fall
By Genevieve Cunningham
The fall is such a fun time of year. Everything is changing … the air, the leaves, and best of all, the food. Fall food is something that most of us look forward to. Our meals begin to turn toward comfort and warmth. It’s delicious and satisfying. But it can also be calorie dense and fattening. If you’d like to indulge in some fall food while still watching your waistline, take a look at these healthy and delicious autumn treats.
There’s nothing that quite tastes or smells like fall as much as apples and cinnamon. This combination just screams bright leaves, cozy nights in front of a fire, and warm drinks with loved ones. This is a great time to experiment with different apple recipes. Apples are full of water, fiber, and are incredibly good for both the skin and digestion. Pull out the old trusty recipe book (or search Google), and find some healthy, spicy apple dishes to kick off autumn in your home.
You simply can’t get through the fall without discussing the power and magic of pumpkins. These big orange treats are full of Vitamin B, fiber, and potassium. Or, if you roast and eat the seeds, you may be helping to level out and maintain healthy hormone levels. Now is the time to break out all things pumpkin, so go for the latte, make some healthy pumpkin treats, and even indulge in a few goodies to welcome in fall in a healthy, but very traditional way.
You may only think of sweet potatoes covered in cinnamon and marshmallows, a la Thanksgiving dinner. But, sweet potatoes can be eaten in many ways, and they’re incredibly good for you. They have a big dose of Vitamin A and iron, and they bring a natural anti-inflammatory benefit to your body. Bake them, mash them up, chop up some sweet fries, or bake yourself some chips. Anyway that you choose to eat these sweet treats will help you gain the healthy goodness while still enjoying the delicious taste.
If you’re getting ready to jump on the fall food bandwagon, these foods are a great place to start. You’ll get that traditional autumn feel while still maintaining a healthy diet. Get creative, be open minded, and experiment with some brand new recipes. With some preparation and guidance, you’ll be able to healthily eat your way through fall and love every minute.