Fall is my favorite season. The sun is still (hopefully) shining yet it is cooler and crisp outside… which means boots, jeans and scarves! The colors of the season are amazing! Orange, red, yellow… it is such a gorgeous time of year. It also make me want to start cooking and baking more with all the fall seasonal produce, spices, and flavors… pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, soups and chili’s and warm cider… oh my.
Here are a few Seasonal Fall Fav’s to add some health to your daily eats…
Pumpkin Seeds! Fall and winter is the time of year when we start to see the cold and flu show up… ramp up your immune system with pumpkin seeds which are high in Zinc (an immune supporting mineral). Pumpkin seeds are also a good source of fiber and protein to keep you full and satisfied, so they are great for a snack or sprinkled on a salad!
Pumpkin! Pumpkin’s are loaded with Vitamin A and Fiber and are very low in calories. Plus, they just taste great.
Sweet Potatoes! These babies are fat-free (and saturated fat-free), low sodium, cholesterol free and a good source of dietary fiber. They are also high in vitamin A, vitamin C and a good source of potassium.
Apples! Low in calories, high in fiber, and very filling, these sweet treats are versatile for cooking, baking, and nibbling on.
Cinnamon! Did you know that cinnamon helps to manage blood sugar levels? Sprinkle some in your morning coffee, smoothie, oatmeal or toast which will help keep your energy levels stable all morning long (don’t forget to add some healthy protein and fat, such as almond butter, to your breakfast for extra sustained energy).
So let’s embrace the season and nosh on some of these healthy and delicious eats!
Happy Healthy Eating!
Your Healthy Grocery Girl