The fall season is a great time to eat right. There are so many seasonal fruits and vegetables available, and just as many ways to use them in fun, flavorful recipes. This year, we’re focused on using “whole foods” for creating healthy meals the whole family will love. We think you’ll like them, too!
What are Whole Foods?
Typically, when people refer to whole foods, they are talking about foods that:
- Remain as close to their natural state as possible
- Have no additives (sugars, starches, flavorings, other manufactured ingredients)
- Are minimally processed/not primarily processed in a factory
Replacing the processed food in your diet with whole foods will provide a well-balanced and nutritious diet.
Some of the easiest and most common substitutions include:
- Whole grains instead of refined grains (quinoa or brown rice instead of white rice)
- Water or seltzer water instead of sugary beverages like soda and juice
- Fruits instead of jellies, jams, or processed fruit bars
- Veggies or potatoes instead of chips
Healthy eating starts with good decisions at the grocery store. Check out some of the tips from WebMD on how to make a healthy grocery list.
Whole Food Recipes for Fall
And once you’ve stocked your kitchen with healthy and delicious whole foods, you’re ready to try some of these delicious fall recipes:
- Clean Eating Recipes:
- Vegan Recipes:
- Gluten and/or Dairy Free Recipes: