Yay, it’s October! It’s my favorite month of the entire year. I absolutely love Halloween, pumpkins, apple picking, the beautiful orange and brown crinkly leaves, and the cool breezes that make wearing a hoodie with a hot cup of coffee so much more magical. Don’t get me wrong; I love spring and summer too… but I loathe being hot and sweaty… or TOO cold (don’t get me started on the dread of winter).
Yes, Autumn and October for the win. It’s just the perfect balance of everything so savory AND sweet. So I’ve scrounged up (and scarfed down) some yummy recipes to get you in the mood for fall… and the best part is they are chocked full of nutrients and good for you stuff: whole foods, veggies (yes even in the desserts!) and none of the processed chemical garbage that we all need to stay away from. This is a bonus since eating a clean diet can boost your immune system to fight off the start of cold season (yes, even the best times of year have their drawbacks). So let’s get started with my top five!
This amazing vegetable is so versatile to make lower carb versions of rice, potatoes, breads, even pizza crusts! But, it’s really great if you’re also looking to simply have CAULIFLOWER. It’s delicious on its own folks…Yum! The oven brings out the best flavors, roasting until they turn just a wee bit golden brown. And who doesn’t love cheese?
This soup is no joke… I made this last night with some slight variations (I added some mushrooms, prosciutto, onion, fresh parsley and other herbs) as part of my meal prep for the week. My husband and I tried it today and he told me it was THE BEST thing I’ve ever made. I honestly could go eat a bowl right now it’s so tasty (and it’s almost 10 pm!) I think I’ll be making this right through the winter time. It’s hearty yet light, and warms you right up!
Sounds funny right? Yeah, I thought so too… and then I made them…. and then ate three all warm and gooey right out of the pan… I kid… I only ate one… but I wanted the other two! Squash is in season, so get creative! These brownies have no flours or grains, no added sugars (other than the chocolate chips), and only sweetened with additional honey or maple syrup. I’m getting ready to go use up the rest of my squash and double this recipe.
nom…. not much more to say about this than that! This is a paleo lover’s dream breakfast! Lots of fatty crispy bacon, eggs, veggies, sweet pototatoes, oh my! I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. The sweet potatoes add the perfect touch of sweetness to the salty bacon.
Okay, I haven’t actually tested this one yet, but I’m adding to the top of the list of recipes to try. I mean, like tomorrow. If I had oats, I’d make them tonight! They are super simple and look delicious. And, I just had to conclude this list with a pumpkin recipe no doubt! Tis the season for pumpkin everything!
I hope you enjoyed this list and found something you’d like to try. One of the most important things to look for when trying new foods is the nutrition content… but we it’s gotta taste amazing too if we’re to come back for more. These all give me that sense of the coolness Autumn brings, both sweet and savory. And I can’t wait to try these recipes a dozen times more. Please share your thoughts about the list in the comments below! Thanks for reading, and remember: Be fearless, be brilliant, be YOU!