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Fall is Coming

Friday, 9 / 8 / 17
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Fall is coming whether some of us are going to accept it or not. As for me, I know as the season’s change, so do my eating habits. Summer, for me, tends to be light, colorful, and refreshing – as are the foods. Fall into winter tends to lean more towards warmth and comfort. Now, this doesn’t always mean for the worse. The change itself can set a new tone and bring great changes. Grocery stores, convenient stores, malls - they have all caught on to this trend as well. They do a phenomenal job of targeting us to buy just about anything by posting the mouth-watering food on purpose. Self-discipline is one thing, as is your Grandma’s delicious apple pie. Those can both be decisions and limits your put on yourself. But at the end of the day, let’s face it - it’s HARD to say no all of the time. I decided to take some time to suggest a few different alternatives, or remedies, to take advantage of as the seasons change.

Change of seasons = Change of Immune System

Allergies, bacteria, pets, kids, coworkers, you name it. Rather than immediately reaching into your medicine cabinet, maybe try a clean and all natural way to assist you to flush out those unwanted germs!

Homemade Remedy:

  • Ginger tea
  • Ginger root
  • Turmeric root
  • Honey
  • Hint of Lemon

Pour 1-cup boiling water over the ginger and let it steep for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, put the lemon juice and the honey in a large mug. Strain the ginger tea into the mug.

Add as much turmeric as you would like. Stir to dissolve the honey, taste, and add more honey or lemon juice if you like.

For the extra seasonal touch if desired: 1 Shot of Honey Whiskey

Sweets, sweets, and more sweets:

Halloween, also known as the the dentist’s and your stomachs nightmare. It may not be in your home, but if you have kids or not–candy is still in EVERY store already. Think back to a time where you may have indulged, not necessarily even on candy. It could have been a delicious dinner out, dessert at a party, or realizing you’ve just finished a whole bag when you only meant to have a few. How will this make you feel? Guilty? Full? Kind of impressed with yourself? Kind of ashamed? Lazy? Yup, been there. Remind yourself of that feeling every time. It may become automatic to associate with those feelings and eventually the intense craving will subside.

Help yourself and the young one’s this year with a healthier alternative when the kids come knocking at your door with fun ideas from Pinterest!

One big bowl of pure happiness

Soup! I am just going to skip over any explanation because you’re either a soup fan or not. There are so many ways to alter and explore with soup that I could list them all day. This is just to remind you of how nutrient dense and filing they can be or to push you to step out of your comfort zone and try some.

Snacks

Snacking – the world’s most popular hobby. It can be easy to get carried away with this if you are not careful. Convenience also plays a huge roll. I have picked out a few seasonal snacks that you can indulge in without the guilt. They have a great source of nutrients to fill up on and are cost efficient. These are just suggestions I found to give you an idea, play around with the recipes, and see what you can come up with!

Pumpkin Seeds - Recipe here!

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Energy Bars

Recipe here!

Butternut Squash Hummus

Recipe here!

TAGS: Habits, Health, Advice, Diet, Seasons
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