It’s the time of year again; time for sweaters, curling up by the fire with a nice book, and of course, fall food! Some of my favorite foods are in season right now, and I’ve rounded up a couple recipes to showcase them. What are those foods, you ask? Well, I’ve also made a short list of them below (and then keep reading to find out more in-depth, amazing ways to enjoy them!)
Squash, specifically butternut (but there's a lot of good squash)
What’s more fall than going apple picking, and making all sorts of apple treats with those fresh apples? Almost any apple dish you can name is great this time of year, but my favorite is simple cinnamon apples. Just chop an apple up into thin pieces, add a little water (so they don’t burn), and sprinkle on some Stevia and cinnamon to taste, then let them sit in the frying pan with the lid on low heat for about 5-10 minutes. The great thing about this dish is that you can change it to be how you like it, and add more cinnamon and/or Stevia if it doesn’t seem like enough! This literally tastes like delicious apple pie without all the unhealthy crap.
Even though it’s not technically in season right now (apparently they’re in season in winter?) I’m finding a bunch of amazing squash in the grocery stores right now. My favorite thing to do with butternut squash is to bake tiny cubes of it (like this) in the oven, and then add them to salads or just eat them on their own! To do this, get cubes of squash (they even come pre-cut in some stores), cover them in a little but of coconut oil, cinnamon, and salt; bake them in the oven covered in foil for 45 minutes, removing the foil and shuffling them around about halfway through. Then I like to broil them uncovered for 3 miniutes or until lightly brown. This makes a delicious snack on its own, or can take a kale salad to the next level.
In writing this, I had to look up the difference between sweet potatoes and yams more than I’d like to admit. Regardless of what you call them, they’re most definitely a fall food. No thanksgiving is complete without a tray of baked yams. For this blog, however, I’m going to take it a different route and suggest you mix it with another “fall” food- granola. It makes a great breakfast, lunch, or just a small snack to carry with you, and is packed with flavor! Click here for the recipe.
Cauliflower is an amazing, versatile, magic food. My personal favorite way to eat it is (what a shocker) roasted in the oven, but there are so many more things you can do with it. Some of the most amazing and delicious ones are mashing it up so it resembles mashed potatoes, using it as a pizza crust, or even making garlic “bread” out of it! I love this food because it is low calorie but SO nutritious and fills you up!
I have been doing most of my shopping using Amazon Fresh lately (Not Sponsored). Have any of you used it? I have tried a few services like this and was unimpressed but so far I am loving it. All of the food comes packed in super nice reusable containers. And my favorite is having the food delivered in the early morning time slot (before 7). Right now I am doing the monthly plan but might still try a few more services that are more localized. Any suggestions? Comment below!
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