Fall Flavor of Food

Fall Flavor of Food

As the temperatures drop, we need to nourish and warm the body from the inside.

Root vegetables: carrots, squash, pumpkin, and sweet potato
Whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, oats, and millet
Legumes: beans, chickpeas, lentils, soybeans.
Green vegetables: broccoli, spinach, kale, celery, rocket, and artichokes
Fruit: apples, pomegranates, citrus fruits and pears
Fish: sea bass, cod, sole and haddock
Herbs: ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, rosemary, thyme, basil, and dill.

 

Other foods that are in season in the fall:
Arugula, Asian pears, Beet Greens, Beets, Bok Choy, Brussel Sprouts, Burdock, Cabbage, , Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collard Greens, Corn, Cranberries, Cucumbers, Daikon, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Grapes, Green Beans, Horseradish, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions (red, yellow), Parsnips, Peas (snap, snow), Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Quince, Radishes, Raspberries, Rutabagas, Scallions, Shallots, Sprouts, Tomatoes, Turnip Greens, Turnips.

‘Tis the season for something pumpkin!

Read more about their powerful benefits: https://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/powerful-benefits-pumpkin-ways-keeps-you-healthy/ 

  How about a pumpkin smoothie? Try this recipe: https://minimalistbaker.com/pumpkin-pie-green-smoothie/

 

Bye Bye Summer

Bye Bye Summer


Yes, summer officially ended on September 23rd. Pumpkins and pumpkin spice are on shelves everywhere. Let’s celebrate the sunset of summer with this delicious, colorful and nutrient-rich meal in a bowl! This “Buddha Bowl” recipe, is a complete plant-based protein, chock full of fiber and vitamins: https://mayihavethatrecipe.com/end-of-summer-buddha-bowl/

A meal in a bowl!

It’s time to plan how you will move through the fall and winter seasons. While it can be a challenge it is not impossible to avoid the cool weather weight gain. October presents us with superfood like squash in a variety of fall colors to help you continue to eat like a rainbow! STAY tuned……
 
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October is National Apple Month

October is National Apple Month

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You have heard it before, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Alongside sweet potatoes, apples are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat; high in fiber, high in vitamin C and low in calories! Apples have only a trace of sodium, and no fat or cholesterol.
Apples are high antioxidants called polyphenols, which are found in both the skin of the apples as well as in the meat. So don’t throw away the skin, where you find the greatest amount of benefits.
Research has found that apples may mitigate the effects of asthma and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Fall is a great time to combine apples and sweet potatoes for delicious entrees and desserts. Sweet potatoes are rich in an antioxidant called beta-carotene, which is very effective at raising blood levels of vitamin A. Sweet potatoes are nutritious and delicious and loaded with fiber. Sweet potatoes are most commonly orange but can be found in other colors, such as red, yellow and purple.
Yours in health
Dr. Velonda