10 Healthy Recipes to Kickoff the Fall Season

Happy first day of Fall! It’s time to wear sweaters, drink cider, and eat all of the cozy recipes.

Kicking off the season with 10 healthy and delicious Fall Recipes. All of these recipes are gluten free, dairy free, and so cozy and perfect for Fall! Several of these recipes are made with local and seasonal (to the NY area) ingredients.

Eating seasonal typically means eating local. There are several benefits to this way of eating. Local food does not travel as far to get to you. As a result, eating local reduces transportation and the harmful effects to the environment associated with transporting goods long distances. Additionally, the shorter travel distance also needs that the produce is not harvested until it reaches its peak ripeness (and maximum nutrient content). Produce in grocery stores is typically picked before it is ripe so that it will be in the perfect ripe condition once it is sitting on the store shelves. However, picking produce prior to its peak ripeness is at the expense of the produce’s nutrient potential.

Butternut Squash Soup

This recipe is so simple, yet delicious recipe because butternut squash tastes so naturally delicious, it does not need much. I love this simple, healthy recipe because it really highlights the flavor of the butternut squash. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s quick and easy to make and tastes great! All you need to do is… Continue reading →

Fall Veggie Hash

Looking for a healthy fall recipe? A healthy recipe to bring to Friendsgiving or have as a Thanksgiving side dish? Or just a delicious plant-based meal for the Fall? This recipe is for you! This dish is a delicious way to tie in all of the fall flavors and is completely plant-based. It is the… Continue reading →

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Added Sugar Free Banana Bread 🍌🍞

Have some overripe bananas? Use them to make this Banana Bread recipe! I absolutely love this banana bread because it tastes delicious and is gluten free, dairy free, and contains no added sugar. This recipe is naturally sweetened by fruit! I love having this banana bread for breakfast, as a snack, or as a sweet… Continue reading →

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Apple Crumble

Who doesn’t love healthy twists on dessert? This Apple Crumble recipe is made with all real food ingredients! It tastes like a treat, but you are actually eating real, whole food, nourishing ingredients. This recipe is gluten free, vegan, and also contains no refined sugar. This recipe is simple, doesn’t require many ingredients, and you… Continue reading →

Loaded Sweet Potato

This past weekend I watched the marathon in NYC. I ran the NYC marathon the previous year, so going to watch it this year was definitely nostalgic for me. It was such a great experience! I carbo loaded to go watch the marathon (kidding) with this Loaded Sweet Potato! But in all seriousness, I did… Continue reading →

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Hi, I’m Mel! I’m so excited to have you visit my page! I am a Masters candidate at Columbia University, studying Nutrition Education. Following the program, I will pursue RD accreditation. I love all things health and wellness and am a firm believer in eating real food. I am here to share easy, healthy, and delicious recipes! There is a common misconception that eating healthy is bland and unappetizing, but it doesn’t have to be! I truly believe that eating healthy can be fun and delicious and I hope that my recipes show you how. I also share tips on nontoxic living. I hope you follow along 😊

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