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Healthy Fall Recipes for the Busiest Time of the Year

fall-foods If you’re craving heartier foods and sipping on soups, chances are your body is in tune with the seasonal shift; you are ready for dishes that are grounding and nutritious. With Fall in full swing, it’s time to select organic seasonal fruits and veggies that are locally grown to ensure flavors and nutrients are at their best. Not only are the foods of the season tasty, they're also delicious to the senses.

Food For The Senses

Show off your seasonal meal plan and delight your senses with fun food decorations. For example, you can save space in your fridge and place your soon-to-be-devoured plums, pears and persimmons on display in a beautiful bowl. Or use colorful gourds (think acorn squash, pumpkin and butternut squash) as centerpieces. Create a comforting aroma and curb your sugar cravings by simmering cinnamon sticks, cloves, and apple slices on the stove. Let your senses go wild.

Food For Health

As we approach the busiest time of the year, it’s easy to get sidetracked on your health goals. More wine is being poured and sweet treats always seem to be around. Stay focused by creating a meal plan and make meals ahead of time. You will be less likely to give in to temptation when you know there is amazing food waiting for you. To help you get started, we gathered a few of our favorite Fall recipes that are not only tasty, but healthy too! Farro, Caramelized Onion and Wild Mushroom Stuffing farro-stuffing Did you know that mushrooms are at their peak flavor in the Fall? Swap the traditional bread stuffing with a nutritious and filling Farro stuffing that draws in the delicious taste of wild mushrooms. Make it on a lazy Sunday and enjoy for the week. Get the recipe here. Homemade Applesauce in a Crock Pot homemade-applesauce Apples are a year round fruit we love, but the Fall brings with it the best apples! Instead of putting your fork into a slice of apple pie, try this Homemade Applesauce by My Girlish Whims. You just need 4 ingredients to fill up on this brilliant dessert swap: apples, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Healing Bone Broth Steer clear of cold season by supporting your health with an immune support soup by The Whole Journey. This recipe takes a day to make but the benefits of sipping on this feel-good broth are plentiful. Pumpkin Chili pumpkin-chili Pumpkins are for pie and for carving, right? That’s what we thought until we saw a recipe Pop Sugar highlighted for Pumpkin Chili (yes, chili!) from blogger Never Homemaker. Yum!