31 Aug Healthy Foods In Season This Fall
We all know that foods in season are always the freshest. Fall is no exception! While plenty of people go pumpkin-crazy (especially in the form of lattes), there’s so much more to the autumn harvest.
Here are some of some favorite fall foods to stock-up on and enjoy:
- Winter Squash
Perhaps the best treat of fall is the spaghetti squash. The texture is so much like pasta you won’t believe it. Making it is simple, too. You slice it in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, drizzle with olive oil, and bake it until it’s just tender. It comes right out with a fork and serves as a healthier base for those soothing saucy creations of Italian origin. It’s also prime for roasting or making into soups.
- Apples and Pears
Both apples and pears have fiber and loads of vitamins. They taste sweet and juicy and have low calories. For snacks or even for baking in the oven, they create a healthy dessert alternative that creates all the cozy flavors you love about this season.
Is there anything cauliflower can’t do? You can mash it like potatoes, turn it into pizza crust or breadsticks, make it into rice, and so much more. You won’t miss your high-carb foods when you replace them with nourishing and cruciferous cauliflower this fall!
With plenty of fiber, figs deserve a spot on your table. You can get them any time of year, but they are at their best in the fall. They go beautifully with high-quality cheese, in salads, or even in your own homemade trail mix for the perfect snack.
- Sweet Potatoes
Yes, sweet potatoes are always around, but they are considered a fall seasonal vegetable. With good carbs your body needs, they are a great side or even perfect for a light main meal with the right toppings. Make them into soup, roast them up, or mash them.
Technically it’s a spice, but hey, what would seasonal fall foods be without any flavor? Cinnamon is terrific on roasted veggies, especially those sweet potatoes. Even better, it’s useful for keeping blood sugar regulated. Because of its naturally sweet taste, you won’t need to add any sugar. Create a sweet-tasting smoothie with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top, or add it to your coffee for a warm, soothing, and healthy flavor sensation.
When you make healthy seasonal choices this fall, you’ll sustain your health and immunity into the winter months when your body needs it most.
With the seasons changing and kids going back to school, it is imperative that we are supporting our bodies with foods that nourish us. Eating as many plant foods of varied colors will support your immune system. Load up on veggies, drink copious amounts of fresh water, and reduce processed sugars and foods.
If you need help planning and prepping healthy and delicious foods – the September Effortless 3-Day Reset is here to to support you!
The reset program is a great way to give your body a break from unhealthy food choices and the change of seasons is a great opportunity for a fresh start!
If you are feeling stuck after months of being home and want to start your journey to feeling GREAT, commit to 3 days of clean eating with the Effortless 3 Day Reset starting September 14th. All meals are prepared for you – so no need to plan, prep, cook or clean-up. And, you won’t be hungry or feel deprived. There are plenty of snacks to choose from as well to keep you satisfied and nourished.
Don’t write off 2020! There are still four more months to finish the year in a better place than you started! Fuel your body with colorful veggies, clean out your digestive tract, and start making lasting changes.
Before we get into the long weekend click here to claim your spot in the September Effortless 3 Day Reset. Registration closes on Tuesday, September 8th or until the spot are full. The August Reset sold out, so sign-up before it’s too late.