Fall is here, and that means cooler temps and delicious Fall recipes. With a bounty that includes the end of summer produce and the beginning of Fall’s seemingly endless array of vegetables, cooking great, healthy meals have never been easier.
Fall Means Slow Cooker Season
Now that the weather has started to cool down, it’s the perfect time for soup. You don’t need to slave over the stove–throw your ingredients in your crockpot and go about your day. Don’t be afraid to experiment and create whole new soup recipes or modify existing ones (my personal favorite).
Savory meals that feed a crowd can be made cheaply, and they don’t have to blow your diet. Your crock pot will prove invaluable this Fall for every type of recipe, not just soups. Your crockpot can be used for cooking roasts, sandwiches, of course, soups and stews and even cake (yes, you read that right)!
Chili is a relatively easy meal to throw together. With a boatload of recipes to try, there’s no wrong way to enjoy chili on a cool fall day. Everyone knows someone who has a killer chili recipe that they’ve perfected over time. While they might not want to reveal their secrets, they might share some tips. If you don’t have a chili expert in your inner circle, a simple Google or Pinterest search will turn up dozens of easy recipes.
And All Things Squash
Take a visit to your local farmer’s market this fall and you’ll notice the selection of winter squash. From acorn to red curry, butternut to Hubbard, delicata, spaghetti, and so many more, squash truly is the quintessential Fall food. Not just for Thanksgiving, you’ve never seen a more versatile vegetable–you can stuff them, bake, roast, turn them into pies or muffins or just make soup.
Squash recipes can be sweet, or they can be savory and can be vegetarian or carnivore friendly. Squash doesn’t have to just be a side dish. Do some digging for recipes that make squash the main event. You can even use your slow cooker for some tasty butternut squash soup.
Fall is possibly the best time for cooking. The weather is still warm enough for you to leave the house and turning on the oven will not have your entire living space feeling like the equator. Get creative, and enjoy this magical food time.
After you make some healthy meals for home, don’t forget about packing some healthy snacks for work.