Well it finally feels like fall is here! Fall is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. The sweaters, warm drinks, jeans, and cool weather completely invigorates me! Fall also brings tons of yummy new flavors to the table too. However, there are some items that aren’t so good for you, that need to be had in moderation. This post is meant to help you navigate the do’s and don’ts of fall flavors, starting of with the don’ts.
When I say “don’ts” I don’t mean that you can never have these. All I mean is that these are monthly types of treats that you can look forward to, not a daily staple. I know how hard it can be, but trust me its so much more rewarding when you are treating yourself rather than always indulging.
#1 Pumpkin Spice Latte
Yes! I know, one of the best fall flavors and we can’t have it everyday! Pumpkin spice latte’s are delicious no doubt, but they are fairly high in sugar, not something you want to be consuming EVERY day.
#2 Pumpkin Pie
It is probably a well known fact that we don’t want to eat pie everyday, pumpkin included!
#3 Pumpkin “sweets”
During the fall we see a lot of scones, muffins, and pastries that are pumpkin flavored. They are so delicious, but are also some of the moderation foods.
The do’s are things you can do with fall flavors that are healthy and serve your body purpose in the sense of health and beauty.
#1 Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, iron, and protein which are great for your hair, nails, and skin! They are an amazing beauty food and can be incorporated into your daily diet!
Cranberries, not process cranberry juice, are an amazing health food. They are high in vitamin c and fiber, which are great for digestion and immunity. (Especially since colds and the flu come in fall!)
Pumpkin, not pumpkin flavor, can be incorporated in many different things! Things like smoothies, stir fry’s, soups, even salads!
#4 Fall Flavored Tea
Hot drinks are a crucial part of the fall, but they don’t all have to be hot chocolate and apple cider. Fall flavored tea’s can be incorporated daily to curb those cravings. Here are some of my favorites: Pumpkin and Ginger.
So cozy up, and be healthy and happy this fall!