The lazy days of summer recede in the rear view mirror and the hustle and bustle of a new season rises before us. Autumn heralds changes in weather and routine which can crowd and push our schedules to the limits. It’s normal to let healthy eating fall by the way side as the days get shorter and more full of activity. Whether you’re cooking for one or a family of many, it’s still possible to take time to cook and eat healthy and nutritious meals. Here are some great recipes and ideas that are short on cook-time and chock full of taste—no matter if you’re cooking for one or an entire gang!
Eat in good health!
One Pot Spaghetti
This warming, fueling recipe has some great ingredients to boost the immune system, including garlic and tomatoes. The lycopene, which helps create the red of tomatoes, can help strengthen the cardiovascular system. Quickly toss all the ingredients in and enjoy a healthful meal in a jiffy. Gluten-free? Just substitute your favorite pasta!
French Toast for One
French toast can be a fortifying breakfast, providing healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates to fuel the body and mind. I love my French toast with sprouted grain bread, which adds another layer of complexity to the carbohydrates and increases protein. Both of these components will help keep blood sugar more level and keep energy sustained through a long morning.
Southwestern Salad with Black Beans
This super easy, no cook recipe is full of fiber and protein from black beans which can help you avoid the after-lunch-hour slump. Plain yogurt in the dressing can also be bulked up by using Greek yogurt, increasing protein and adding stamina for your day. Mix it up and enjoy a satisfying lunch on the go!