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Fall Veggie Pizza and Other Creations

By Brandi Goodman 

Eating the same foods over and over can get boring. During the fall and winter months many people find themselves eating chili, stew, soup, and other classic comfort foods. These foods may be classic but they aren't enough to get you through the whole season. Be sure to use the veggies that are in season at the time for better meal creations and dishes that are packed with nutrition.

Fall Veggie Pizza

Pizza isn't usually very healthy but that doesn't stop lots of people from eating it often. Rather than ordering from a shop or even purchasing a frozen version from a store, help enhance the nutritional factor by making it from scratch. A fall veggie pizza helps you get in your servings of vegetables for the day. Start with a whole wheat pizza dough to cut calories even more. Sweet potatoes, red onion, and butternut squash work well in this recipe. 

Herbed Chicken and Rice Pilaf

This recipe involves the slow cooker. Throw everything in and let the cooker do the work for you. However, you can take an extra stop to sear your chicken with your herbs first to help to lock in the flavors better. Sear it in a pan with sage and thyme before adding it in your slow cooker with the veggies and rice. Wild or brown rice are the best to use in this recipe. 

Lemon Garlic Chicken With Roasted Carrots

The orange color of carrots is perfect to represent the fall season. A dish with nothing but carrots isn't enough to satisfy your hunger since there isn't much protein, but pairing it with a meat works wonders. Lemon garlic chicken with roasted carrots is a meal packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals. 

Sauteed Swiss Chard

Swiss chard isn't as popular as many other veggie choices but it is one in season during the cold months. A sauteed Swiss chard makes a filling food that's also a vegan dish. You'll get a low-calorie meal full of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A. Add more color to the mix that will boost your health even more with onion and red pepper. 

Fall veggie pizza and other creations using vegetables in season are terrific options that can help you break up your routine. Try to add in at least one new meal each week so you don't get bored eating the same things. It'll help you to expand your list of favorites and find more regular meals to add to your rotation.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Avon, Ind.

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