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Savor Fall Foods

Posted by Heather J.

Apples, pears, squash, pumpkins…there’s so much great food for the pickin’ this time of year! Here’s a few ways to make the most of it:

Sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, and parsnips often get ignored because they’re higher in carbs than other vegetables, yet they’re teeming with valuable vitamins and fiber. Manage the starch by serving chicken or another lean meat with root vegetables instead of rice.

Instead of some higher-fat treat, satisfy your sweet tooth with baked apples. Scoop a few spoonfuls of nuts and cinnamon down the middle of a few cored apples and bake in the oven. Experiment with ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, and even lemon or lime.

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You make baked apples sound so good! I might have to give that recipe a try for a thanksgiving treat! So much better for my family than caramel apples. To add to this, another yummy fall treat is baked pumpkin seeds. Fun to munch too!
Yes, I love the fall because the season is changing and the fruit and vegetables stands go through a colorful and interesting change of items. Baked apples have always been my favorite. Yes, baked pumpkin seeds I have done many times when I was a little girl after carving the pumpkin for Halloween. Pumpkin sees are so good for your body!
Mmm.. baked fruit! If you've got really ripe fruit that you want to use but are just so soft that you can't pack them in your bag without becoming jam by the time lunchtime rolls around, boiling them also is another idea. For example, slice ripe peaches into slivers, put them in a pot with a tad bit of water, and add cinnamon, and cook it a little bit... it turns into a sloshy mess, but is very tasty. :) Can be slurped, miso soup style!
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