Foods You Should Definitely Stock for Fall
By Genevieve Cunningham
Fall food is the best food. It's comforting and warm and filling. It warms our hands and our bellies. It feels so good. There's something about eating comfort food that just feels like home. It feels safe. It feels cozy. But food is more than just comfort. It's also nutritious and healing. So what should be in your cabinet for the upcoming season? If you're interested in living your best and healthiest life this fall, take a look at these foods that should be stocked in your cabinet starting now.
Chicken soup is good for more than just the soul. It's good for the belly and congestion and a sore throat. Anytime you're feeling sick, heating up chicken soup with the broth is a good idea. It's easy to stock this in your cabinet too. You can buy canned broth, canned soup, or if you're ambitious, you can make it yourself and keep it in the freezer. This is definitely a go-to fall food, so start stocking up now.
We've been eating plenty of summer veggies. Melons, pineapple, citrus galore. But fall brings a new set of fruit and vegetables. Now is a good time to eat squash of all kinds, pumpkins, apples, and potatoes. Why go for seasonal? They'll be nutritious, and because they're in season, they'll also be affordable. Pick out some recipes and make a plan for seasonal dishes.
Fall food tends to be heavier and more calorie dense. It's comfort food, which means it fills the belly and makes you sleepy. But it's possible to get the flavor without the extra calories. It's not always easy, but it's possible. How? Spices! Buy some garlic onion, cayenne, chili powder, cumin, and other spices. Then use these to flavor your favorite meals without adding too many heavy ingredients. These can be great for stews, soups, and casseroles that are delicious and filling through the fall.
It's both fun and smart to change your menu slightly with the season. And with fall around the corner, it's a great time to think about altering your diet. Use these foods to keep you well fed, healthy, and happy this season. Food can bring so much to your life, so stock up for better health moving forward.
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