Favorite Fall RecipesMon 12 Nov 2012
Story by Jennifer Tyler Lee
Apples, pumpkins, pears – classic fall fruits and veggies that herald the start of the holiday season at our local market. It wouldn’t feel like Thanksgiving without them, so this month our food adventures focus on new ways to prepare our favorite fall recipes.
With the busy holiday season fast approaching, I find myself falling back on familiar recipes that can be made without much effort. To mix it up, I look for simple recipes that showcase our old favorites in a new way. Bonus: it’s an easy way to get my picky eaters to branch out!
Savory Apple Soup
Simple, savory apple soup is the best way to warm your kiddos from head to toe on a chilly fall day. Thanks to Melissa Lanz of The Fresh20, our weeknight dinner felt festive, and gave us an easy new way to enjoy our favorite fall flavors: Apple Soup with Pears and Walnuts.
Pumpkin, Three Ways
It’s harvest time and the humble pumpkin is back in town! Here are a few fun ways to use every part of the pumpkin:
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
A visit to the local pumpkin patch is always high on our list of fall activities. After hours of searching, we head home with a fantastic family of pumpkins that will become our resident jack-o-lanterns. But the fun doesn’t end with carving our Halloween friends – the seeds make a delicious and nutritious fall snack: How to bake pumpkin seeds.
Ditch the BPA-laden cans and whip up a batch of your own pumpkin puree to use in pies, cookies and breads. It’s easy and fun: Pumpkin puree.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie
The holidays wouldn’t be complete at our house without my Grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie. Although it's a sweet treat, I feel good serving it to friends and family because I know exactly what goes into it and it’s made with the same care and love that my Grandma took in preparing her holiday treats: Homemade Pumpkin Pie.
What are your Favorite Fall Recipes?
What recipes do you love to cook at this time of year? Post your pictures on the Food Revolution Facebook page and tag @crunchacolor. You may be featured in our next 52 New Foods Recipe Roundup!
Craving more new recipes to try? Tune into Crunch a Color New Food Challenge each week for more tasty, fun and easy recipes from fellow Food Revolutionaries and get the exclusive recipe roundups each month right here on Jamie’s Food Revolution.
About the author: Jennifer Tyler Lee is a mom of two children and the creator of Crunch a Color -- the award-winning nutrition game that makes healthy eating fun. Like most parents, she struggled to get her kids to eat healthy, balanced meals, so she decided to make it into a healthy eating game and she’s giving back to support The Food Revolution. Jennifer’s passion is making mealtime fun, easy and healthy for busy families. Her tasty recipes, quick tips, and new food adventures are regularly featured at Pottery Barn Kids, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, The Huffington Post, and on her website, www.crunchacolor.com.
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