How to eat for fall szn
Say goodbye to watermelon feta salads, frozé and ice cream (JK we could never say goodbye to ice cream just cuz its COLD!). It’s finally fall, so we’re here with some healthy eating tips to match the season and a super yummy recipe you’re gonna wanna try ASAP!
1. Eat in season
When you choose to eat in season produce, those items are usually picked at the height of the freshness and ripeness, meaning you get PEAK vitamins, minerals and all that good stuff. Plus, they just taste better. You know how good late-summer tomatoes taste? Imagine that but with ALL your produce. And did we mention… IT REDUCES YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT! When you eat in season, produce is grown locally - whereas if you were eating watermelon in the dead of winter in Boston, it would have to be shipped in from somewhere else.
Fall produce picks: sweet potatoes, apples, pears, Brussels sprouts, beets, squash, carrots… the list goes on!
2. SALADS ARE CANCELLED!
When Spring and Summer roll around, it’s natural to start craving lighter, leafier meals like salads. But when it starts getting cooler, our bodies start craving heartier, warmer foods such as curries. Traditional Ayurveda medicine says when we balance our food to match our local climates and seasonal environments, we can very easily (and very effectively!) protect ourselves from seasonally induced imbalances - like getting sick. Still love salad too much to quit? Try adding grilled vegetables or warm elements (like gilled chicken or quinoa) to your salads to balance it out.
3. Make it spicy!
In Ayurveda, poor digestion is the cause of most illnesses, and a good way to ease digestion is to add a healthy dose of spices to your fall meals. We’re talking turmeric, cinnamon, fennel, nutmeg, and, yes, even hot sauce. Spicy foods have been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack and fight inflammation!