Fall is in full swing and is the perfect time of year for healthy comforting foods that offer massive health benefits like the ones that you’ll find in these easy healthy fall recipes. I also personally feel that it’s the easiest time of year to cook because you can whip up one pot wonders like soups and stews. These quick and easy healthy Fall recipes make planning your Fall meals as easy and tasty as it can be.
I always like to get a nice start to the day with a healthy breakfast. This Magic Maca bowl is a fall favourite and you can even stir in some pumpkin puree for a real fall feel.
Maca is an adaptogen which helps your body to adapt to or manage stress. Maca, also known as “Peruvian Ginseng”, contains 31 different minerals and 60 different phytonutrients.
It has a whole host of benefits from boosting memory and focus, increasing energy and even boosting libido! You can learn more about maca and it’s benefits here.
If there’s one soup that’s on heavy rotation in my house whether it’s winter, spring or fall it’s this Coconut Butternut Squash Soup. Not only do I love the taste but I love the variety of nutrients that butternut squash offers like stress busting magnesium and immune boosting Vitamin C
This soup is so unbelievably smooth and creamy and bursting with flavour that’s it’s hard to believe it’s healthy.
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There’s a reason why everyone is going cuckoo for cauliflower. The health benefits of cauliflower in these Crispy Harissa Cauliflower tacos are staggering and undeniable. These Crispy Harissa Cauliflower Tacos are a fast, easy and tasty recipe for taco night.
Let’s taco ‘bout our star ingredient cauliflower – shall we? You see what I did there?! 🙂
Cauliflower is powerful anti-inflammatory food that’s rich in choline and choline is the key ingredient that makes cauliflower such a powerful brain food. Choline helps increase efficiency in the main area of the brain responsible for reasoning, decision-making and working memory.
You’re in luck because I’m giving you a tasty, scrumptious harissa sauce to pair with these tacos but if you’re short on time you can sub it out for taco spice – but I warn you it won’t be nearly as tasty.
Harissa is a fiery and garlicky North African spice paste that’s that’s usually served with stews and bread. The main ingredient in harissa sauce is red bell peppers which are one of the top sources of Vitamin C. Vitamin C, which is actually an antioxidant is one of your brain main protectors. Some studies have shown that regularly consuming Vitamin C, [in addition to Vitamin E, and A] can reduce the speed of brain aging, lowering your risk of dementia.
Sometimes you just need a sweet treat. There’s no one that gets it more than yours truly but I think I may have a solution for you….These Coconut Chocolate Chip Lentil Blondies!
Having healthy alternatives on hand are important so you don’t feel deprived.
Now I know what you’re thinking and hell yes, you can put lentils in a dessert. I promise – you won’t even know that they’re tucked inside there and neither will your hubby or kids!
Lentils are packed with protein and fiber and is actually one of those foods that will help you feel full for a long period of time.
When was the last time you actually ate a dessert that worked for you rather than against you??
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