Autumn is here. I think this is my favorite time of year. The leaves are changing and soon they will be falling. I realize it's super easy to stay focused on eating healthy when it's summer time. I guess partly for me it's because I'm out and about a lot. Fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant many of us have them growing in our own backyard. But don't let the autumn season trip you up.
Often we start craving comfort foods when the weather changes and it gets cold outside. I will be posting healthy recipes for fall. Now you can have your comfort food and eat it too.
This fall let's focus on living a healthy lifestyle. Keeping our healthy habits while leaving others behind. Commit to maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the autumn season:
Embrace Seasonal Produce:
As the leaves change colors, so do the options at the local farmers' markets. Take advantage of the seasonal bounty by incorporating autumnal fruits and vegetables into your meals.
Apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts are just a few examples of nutritious and delicious fall produce. Experiment with new recipes to make the most of what nature has to offer.
Prioritize Nutrient-Rich Comfort Foods:
Instead of indulging in calorie-laden comfort foods, seek out healthier alternatives that still satisfy your cravings. Opt for homemade soups with plenty of veggies, whole-grain pasta dishes, I choose lean protein sources like roasted turkey or chicken. Warm your soul while nourishing your body.
Stay Active Outdoors:
Don't let the cooler weather deter you from staying active. Autumn provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, or simply going for brisk walks in the crisp air. Gather a group of friends or family and make it a seasonal tradition to enjoy nature while keeping up with your fitness goals.
Plan and Prep Ahead:
With busier schedules and shorter daylight hours, it's essential to plan and prepare your meals in advance. Dedicate some time each week to meal prepping, and have healthy, portion-controlled options readily available. This way, you can avoid the temptation of ordering takeout or reaching for unhealthy snacks when time is tight. I plan my week and my meals on Sunday. I love to watch football, so I work around the schedule of my favorite games. 😊
By incorporating these simple tips into your autumn routine, you can enjoy the season to its fullest while maintaining your commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
Live every day on purpose,