Fall for These 6 Delicious Autumn RecipesThe Hood Answer Mom, Elizabeth M. Ward, M.S., R.D.
This time of year has me craving the flavors of fall. I confess: I am a pumpkin fanatic, and I could eat some sort of pumpkin food every day. But I also love apples, pears, cranberries, walnuts, and every other food associated with Autumn!
The Hood web site features a number of apple and pumpkin recipes for you and your family to enjoy. I've rounded up some of my absolute favorites, many of which combine several fall flavors for good nutrition and great taste.
Pumpkin amps up the flavor of food, and, when done right, pumpkin-flavored foods can be filled with fiber, phytonutrients (beneficial plant compounds), vitamins, and minerals. Avoid overly processed pumpkin-flavored foods in favor of these, made with canned, plain pumpkin puree.
Pumpkin French Toast: Vegetables for breakfast, anyone? This amazing baked French toast features pumpkin, plus it’s made with whole grain bread, and Hood Milk, and eggs, which provide the protein you need to pump up your day.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins:Hood Pumpkin EggNog is baaaaaccckkkk! It's available in stores right now. Indulge your love of all things pumpkin and take full advantage of fall with these flavorful muffins, which can serve as a portable meal that’s balanced with a piece of fruit and a glass of milk.
Pumpkin Mousse Minis: Sometimes you just want a bite of something sweet, rich, and pumpkin-y, right? Check, check and check! Pumpkin Mousse Minis, made with Hood Cream, stand out at holiday parties, but don’t wait for a special occasion to enjoy them. They’re ready in about 20 minutes, which qualifies as a weeknight dessert in my book!
In addition to their great taste and undeniable crunch, apples are packed with water to help keep you hydrated, as well as fiber, and minerals such as potassium. There are so many different apple flavors to try!
Creamy Apple Walnut Oatmeal: Is there anything better than leaving the house on a cool day with food that warms the belly? Hood Calorie Countdown lowers the carbohydrate content of this delicious morning dish, which features whole grains and a serving of fruit.
Turkey Apple Cranberry Salad: Apples and cranberries team up in this delicious lunch, brunch, or dinner dish that swaps out mayonnaise for Hood Light Sour Cream. Use leftover turkey, or substitute chicken. Serve in a sandwich or on top of salad greens.