The Wellness Mindset ~ Recipes: 10 Heart Healthy Fall Dinners

One of the first lessons I learned at Hawthorn was the benefits of eating locally grown, SEASONAL produce. It’s fresher and packed with more nutrients than produce shipped across the country. Don’t know what veggies are in season? Take a look below:

Seasonal Produce Guide - Printable Chart - The Dinner-Mom

Below, you’ll find 10 fall recipes, that are not only packed with flavor, they are packed with healthy fall produce. I hope you enjoy and let me know if you try any of the recipes. I know I plan on trying them ALL! (As always, I’ll let you know how it goes.

Roasted Chicken and Garlic Potatoes

with Red Pepper Relish

Woman’s Day

Fall Vegetable Fajitas

Better Homes & Gardens

Turkey-Vegetable Casserole

Better Homes & Gardens

Easy Butternut Squash Risotto

Health.com

Sauteed Pork Chops with Apples

Eating Well

Apple, Fig & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Eating Well

SLOW COOKER WINTER VEGETABLE SOUP WITH SPLIT RED LENTILS

A Beautiful Plate

Acorn Squash with Brown Rice

and Turkey Sausage

Good Housekeeping

Supercarb Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Good Housekeeping

Make Ahead Meals - Supercarb Loaded Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Photo credit

Closing thoughts:

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. I hope, with the above recipes, I’ve inspired you to add some wonderful fall veggies into your diet.

Fall veggies are packed with color, and incredibly healthy. The yellow and orange squash are packed with beta-carotene and vitamin C. Cruciferous veggies, such as kale, cauliflower and brussel sprouts are incredibly healthy and an absolute must in any healthy diet. These healthy powerhouse veggies have many benefits, including:

  • anti-cancer
  • anti-depression
  • pain relief/anti-inflammatory
  • HEART PROTECTION
  • anti-oxidant
  • protection from toxins
  • enhance cognitive function

What’s your favorite fall vegetable? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Until next time, Namaste my friends.

Tamara

Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines, as well as cured my insomnia. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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