The first day of fall is officially here, according to the calendar anyway. When the weather catches up and brings a change in temperature, we’ll be ready with healthy fall comfort foods! Here are some of the favorites we found in our search.
1.) Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies: Although cookies sound like something to avoid while on a diet, these protein filled, gluten-free treats give you lots of flavor with little repercussions! According to the Crafty Christian: Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Next, in a large bowl, mix together two bananas, 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice, 2 cups of oats, and 2 scoops of protein powder (optional). Drop spoonfuls of the batter onto a baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes. Viola! Check out even more recipes.
2.) Pumpkin Alfredo: Could you ask for a better balance of savory and sweet? This fall entree will leave your guests satisfied. Here’s the instructions according to the yellowblissroad: Start by preparing fettuccine al dente. Meanwhile, melt 6 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Stir in 2 cloves of minced garlic and cook for one minute. Stir in 2/3 cup half & half, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1 cup pumpkin puree and 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg. Stir until sauce is heated and all cheese is melted. Add 1/4 cup pasta water at a time until sauce is at desired consistency. Last, add pasta and cook over medium-high heat until sauce is smooth and pasta is well coated.
3.) Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes & Apples: What more could you ask for to warm you up on a chilly autumn day than biting into sweet cinnamon and starches? Here’s the instructions according to deliciouslittlebites: Simply heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 3 medium diced sweet potatoes and cook until almost tender. Add in 3 diced apples, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg and continue cooking until the sweet potatoes and apples are tender. Finish by drizzling with maple syrup. Check out more great ideas.
Not only are these treats healthy, they’re easy to make! (#bonus) If you’re looking for the perfect recipe to make your move, we have that too! Contact us today!