The beautiful fall weather brings with it some amazing fall bounty. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite fall produce and some great ways to enjoy it!
Apples are full of polyphenols, which help prevent blood sugar spikes and we’ve all heard that an apple a day keeps the doctors away. Just try to keep it organic! I love apples with some walnuts or raw cheese as an afternoon snack. You can also try cutting apples into thin slices and making almond butter sandwiches. Apples also make a great breakfast; just chop them up and over some Greek yogurt and some chia seeds, delicious!
Pumpkins are high in nutrients including potassium; vitamin A and iron, which can even help boost the immune system. They go wonderfully in a stir-fry with a little bit of curry. Although our favorite is sweet roasted pumpkin. Cut into cubes and drizzle with coconut oil, cinnamon and a little honey and cook in a 375-degree oven for about half an hour.
Roasted Brussels sprouts are crunchy and packed with iron, fibre, folate and vitamin K. A simple way to cook these up is with a bit of coconut oil, salt and pepper. If you want something a little more decadent, sauté them with some butter and add in a little mustard, heavy cream and bacon. They make a wonderful Thanksgiving side dish!
Figs are the ultimate fall dessert and are chock full of fiber. Prosciutto wrapped figs are absolutely delicious and make a wonderful snack. They also happen to pair excellently with a few walnuts and a glass of red wine as a post dinner nibble.
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Jacqueline Banks, who grew up in Casa de Campo, is a certified holistic health counselor and busy mother. Her focus is on helping other busy moms in all stages of motherhood keep themselves and families healthy and happy.
She uses natural and organic solutions to solve individual health problems and promote clean living.
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