The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing, and pumpkins are sitting on doorsteps…you know what that means – it’s Halloween season. A favorite holiday for many children, and adults, alike, Halloween is a food-centered holiday that is rated number one in candy sales in America. But don’t let the candy trick you into unhealthy eating habits that last for three months, instead, focus on fall fruits and vegetables that you can add to your seasonal fall meals. You might even find Pumpkin Chili a must for Halloween night.
Looking for something a little different to add to your recipe book? Try this Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe. It is the pure definition of autumn. Sweet and spicy, this single-serving dessert is perfect for any time of the day.
Are you thinking of making Meatless Monday, every day? If you’re considering trying a vegetarian diet you should know that going to a plant-based diet can potentially reduce the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
October is Eat Together, Eat Better Month. If you’re not already onboard with family meals, make a commitment to start small. Add one more family meal to your weekly schedule for a host of benefits.
Yes, it’s true! When families eat together, they eat better. Specifically, kids who eat with their families eat more fruits and vegetables. Plus, they’re more likely to be at a healthful weight and less likely to engage in disordered eating. But that’s not all. Meal time is an important time for the entire family to connect. Research tells us that when teens eat regularly with their families, the teens are at lower risk of using drugs, have better mental health and feel more connected at home. Kids tend to do better in school too!
Out of all the seasons, fall is definitely my favorite time of year. I always look forward to cooler temperatures, trips to the pumpkin patch, walking through the apple orchard, and watching college football on Saturdays. I also look forward to the comfort foods with delicious flavors that I know I’ll enjoy during harvest season. October happens to be National Dessert Month, which makes it the perfect time to celebrate your favorite fall treats.