Fall is the season of comforting meals and moments, making it a wonderful time to indulge in all the comfort foods life has to offer. With in-season ingredients ranging from pears to sweet potatoes and pumpkin, how can we resist getting inspired in the kitchen? Let your inner chef come to life and try out these gut-friendly and nutrient dense meals.
The Breakfast and Lunch Recipes to Keep In Rotation During The Fall
It is that time of the year where we transition out our acai bowls in the morning for a harvest bowl! A harvest bowl is usually filled with a variety of comforting ingredients that are in-season during the fall along with some breakfast favorites. While harvest bowls can be made for all meals of the day, my personal favorite harvest bowls are reserved for my morning meals. With breakfast ingredients such as an over-easy egg, breakfast sausage, jam, and avocado, your harvest bowl can really blossom. Sweet potato, baby kale, and apples are classic harvest bowl fall ingredients that can really add some flavor to your meal. Some other breakfast ideas for the fall include apple cinnamon oatmeal, peanut butter toast, and pumpkin bread.
Lunch is a great mealtime to eat something light yet filling. Since it is in the middle of the day, your lunchtime meal should give you stable energy and include nutritious ingredients that will sustain you until the evening time. Soups are a great way to maximize your nutrients. Chicken noodle soup and butternut squash soups are two great options that can be paired with a variety of different herbs and spices for extra flavor. Be sure to stay away from foods that contain high levels of refined carbohydrates and sugars, as these foods are more likely to give you a crash post meal. Instead, opt for a mix of complex carbohydrates, fiber, healthy fats, and proteins.
Here are some kitchen staples to keep well-stocked in your kitchen to add to any breakfast or lunch meal:
- Dried dates
Apples in specific, can be a great way to get your boost of fiber for the day. Fibrous foods help to keep your digestive system up and running, especially if you are struggling with constipation.
Fall Dinner Meals to Wow Your Loved Ones
Fall is a great time for hosting. With the chilly weather coming in, there is no better time to add some fall spirit into your home by inviting your loved ones over for a meal. Getting together with loved ones can be a great time to debrief, socialize, and wind down. A scrumptious meal is what brings the gathering all together, but the last thing you want to do is be cooking over a hot stove all day. The following is a slow cooker recipe that does not skimp out on flavor while still allowing you to enjoy your day stress-free.
Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
3 pounds of chuck roast
Salt, paprika, and pepper to taste
1 large yellow onion
6 cloves of garlic
4 medium sized leeks
3 large yams
1.5 cups of Beef bone broth
Fresh rosemary to taste
3 tbsp of cornstarch
Chopped cilantro and parsley to taste
- First, heat up a large pot with olive oil and add the salted/peppered chuck roast to the pot. Sear the chuck roast until it gets a nice color on the outside.
- Once seared, transfer the roast to your slow cooker. Then sautee the yellow onion, garlic, and leeks in the same pan you used for the roast. Once sauteed, add in those ingredients to the slow cooker with your roast.
- Then, add the bone broth, rosemary and paprika to the pan. Allow the broth to simmer and ensure you get all the seasoning bits off the bottom of the pan. This will ensure you are getting all the flavor your ingredients have to offer.
- Once simmered, add the broth to the slow cooker along with your yams. Before allowing your slow cooker to work its magic, be sure to add any extra salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook your ingredients according to your slow cooker. It usually will require around 8 hours in the slow cooker.
- After the ingredients are done cooking, take out your vegetables and roast to rest. Then, add the broth that is in the slow cooker to a pan and add the cornstarch to thicken the broth. The broth will eventually become a thicker consistency that you can use as a sauce over the roast and vegetables.
- For some added freshness, garnish the dish with cilantro and parsley to taste. Enjoy!
Slow cooker recipes are wonderful when you are looking to amaze your guests, but are limited on time in the kitchen. While it takes some added preparation, the lack of attention it needs throughout the day makes it all worth it. We hope this recipe has gotten you in the fall spirit for your next friends and family gathering!
The Importance of Incorporating Digestive Enzymes Into Your Routine
Adding a digestive enzyme supplement to your routine is the best way to get the most out of the food you are consuming. Men and women’s wellness requires the ability to absorb the nutrients from the food we consume. Digestive enzymes help with this process, and help you to avoid experiencing digestive complications such as bloating, irregular bowel movements, and constipation.Our digestive enzyme supplement called Sexy & Slim contains a digestive enzyme complex that contains a variety of different digestive enzymes all aimed at helping you digest different foods. Sexy & Slim contains all-natural ingredients including peppermint powder and ginger root powder which aim to reduce inflammation and increase your immunity levels. We recommend taking Sexy & Slim in the evenings before bed for it to be most effective. As with any digestive supplement, Sexy & Slim should be taken consistently throughout the week to best reap its benefits.