Before getting started, I just want to give a shoutout to Rachel as she is running the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday – I will be cheering for you virtually!!
Today’s topic is all about our favorite fall foods. Fall is my absolute favorite season, even if it’s taking a while to get here this year. It feels like summer just won’t quit, but we have had a few cool days lately so I’m optimistic that Fall is on it’s way 🙂 Another reason I love Fall is because of the foods – fruits and vegetables, comfort foods and hot beverages are at the top of my list. Here are just a few of my favorites.
I’ll admit that I am kind of boring when it comes to oatmeal – I like just plain steel cut oats, but I always top it with fruit. My favorite combo? Steel cut oats + chunks of green apples + cinnamon. It’s like a healthier version of Apples & Cinnamon oatmeal from Quaker. I usually eat oatmeal every morning during the Fall/Winter. IT’s a hearty breakfast that keeps me full until lunch.
I eat apple year-round, but I love all the different varieties of apples that are available during the Fall. I can easily eat one, sometimes two, apples per day. An apple with peanut butter makes a great pre-workout snack as well. Also, it’s super fun to go apple picking in the Fall as well!
Cranberries are so versatile! I love adding them to smoothies to add a little tartness. A few years ago I started making cranberry sauce from scratch and it’s SO much better than the canned stuff! Bonus: They freeze well too!
What’s more comforting than a hot bowl of soup? I was never a huge soup person but I’ve found myself enjoying it more and more throughout the years, especially when it’s cold outside. It’s also great to warm you up after a run outside. My favorite are tomato, miso and chicken noodle, but I’m looking to expand my palette – do you have any favorite soups?
Over the past 2 years I’ve been pulled into the pumpkin vortex. I enjoy a Pumpkin Spice Latte a few times throughout the season. Although I prefer sweet potato pie over pumpkin pie, that doesn’t mean I’ll say no to a great pumpkin muffin, piece of pumpkin cake or pumpkin pancakes. I also love adding pumpkin spice creamer to my hot chocolate since I don’t drink coffee. Yup, I’m all about that pumpkin life!
What are your favorite Fall foods? Are you enjoying the cooler weather (finally)?!