Fall is here and in full swing, As the leaves change color and the temperatures drop, you might find that you are in the mood for some more distinct fall flavors. Of course, then you realize that all the recipes you have for this season are completely unhealthy. Fortunately, there are some quick healthy recipes out there that will let you feel the fall spirit and give you that complete seasonal experience. With that in mind, here are two that are certain to become some of your favorites.
Pumpkin Fridge Oats
If you have been living a healthy lifestyle for any length of time, you have likely tried or at least heard of fridge oats. They make for a great breakfast and fit right in with quick healthy recipes. What you may not realize is that you can actually use this delicious morning meal to help remind yourself of the season. The ingredients are mostly the same as your standard fridge oats and include:
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds (can substitute with flax or hemp seeds)
- ¼ cup canned pumpkin
- ½ cup oats
- ½ cup almond milk
To begin, take an empty mason jar and add your oats. Pour in the almond milk and add the chia seeds to the jar. Finally, add the pumpkin to the mix and season with a dash of cinnamon. If you would like, also consider adding some sliced apple to the mix. Cover the jar, shake gently, and then store in the refrigerator over night. Enjoy a delicious fall breakfast the next morning.
Fall Veggie Curry
Vegetables are always a healthy choice and there is no questioning that some veggies are more fall than others. Using these fall veggies, this is sure to be a real dinner hit. Total time only takes 30 minutes and the ingredients include:
- 1 can garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained)
- 1 can diced tomatoes (no-salt added)
- 1 cup diced sweet potato
- 1 cup cauliflower florets
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup thinly sliced yellow onion
- ½ cup vegetable broth (organic)
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro
- 1 ½ tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp curry powder
Begin by putting nonstick pan over medium heat and adding olive oil. Put the sweet potato into the pan and sauté for 3 minutes. Lower the heat to medium and add the onion, cauliflower, and curry powder. Allow mixture to cook for 1 minute as you stir constantly. Next, add the broth to the mixture as well as the salt, garbanzo beans, and tomatoes. After you bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes; stir occasionally. Once this is done, sprinkle with cilantro and serve with the yogurt.
Using Quick Healthy Recipes to Enhance the Spirit
So, when you are looking for unique ways to enhance that fall feel remember you can include those quick healthy recipes. They will help your whole family get into the season while providing a way to keep your healthy diet going all year long.