Healthier Spin on Traditional Fall Comfort Foods

September 29, 2016

Healthier Spin on Traditional Fall Comfort Foods

As the weather gets cooler, you may find your appetite increasing as the body craves foods to warm your bones on those extra chilly days when a scarf alone just doesn’t seem to do the trick.

This is completely normal, so you shouldn’t feel too guilty about that extra serving of sweet potato mash! However, you don’t want to go too overboard, so when summer rolls around again you feel sluggish and bloated, and hitting the gym is a major struggle.

This is why we have put together healthier versions of three traditional fall comfort meals, so you can still enjoy delicious food and feel satisfied, but know that you are providing your body with nourishing ingredients that will seriously benefit your health too! 

Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Apple Soup

This mouth-watering recipe combines the most well-known and loved seasonal fall veggies along with apple, because this is the time of year when apples really take center stage in the kitchen. From decadent apple pies to this creamy soup, you just can’t go wrong by adding apple to your sweet or savoury dish!

Yellow and orange veggies such as sweet potato and squash are rich in a class of antioxidants called carotenoids, which don’t only fight free radicals, protecting you against disease, but they make your skin glow beautifully too!

Cranberry Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

It’s that time of year when every grocery store is adorned with a variety of squash and pumpkins in all different sizes just ready to be the star in your cozy fall dishes.

Take advantage and use your squash in a variety of ways including this delicious stuffed squash recipe.

It may not be Thanksgiving just yet, but who says you can’t enjoy cranberries before turkey day? They add a delightful sweetness to this savoury meal, while packing a vitamin C punch for your health and skin.

Wild rice fills you up nicely, while traditional fall spices such as cinnamon, and nuts such as pecans transport you straight back to your childhood.

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Fall is simply not complete without a pumpkin pie, end of story. Unfortunately, pumpkin pies are usually loaded with processed flour, white sugar and served with full fat whipping cream, all of which contribute to a feeling of bloatedness, and don’t benefit your health in any way.

While a naughty treat now and then isn’t the end of the world, wouldn’t you prefer a healthier version of this classic pie so that you can go for second, even third helpings? We bet you would!

This pumpkin pie is just as yummy as it’s naughtier cousin, but contains no processed ingredients, no milk and no sugar.

Whip this up today, and be sure to share!

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