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Fall is my favorite season! I love the red, orange, and yellow foliage in my neighborhood, wearing sweaters and jeans, and, of course, all of the great seasonal produce and flavors. Apples, squash, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes are some of my favorites – gorgeous in color, full of vitamins, and easy to prepare.
I keep a constant supply of apples in my kitchen, which I’ve been peeling and chopping to add to oatmeal every morning – a sweet and easy way to sneak in a whole serving of fruit. Apples are a great source of vitamin C, and pectin, a soluble fiber. Below is a recipe for oatmeal, as well as one of my other favorite fall recipes – super simple Tofu Pumpkin pie. Also, check out this great Butternut Squash Soup recipe from the Whole Foods website (a great resource). All of these recipes are easy, and full of the nutritional benefits that Autumn has to offer.
Easy Apple Oatmeal
Peel one apple (firmer types like Cortland or Macintosh work well), chop into small pieces
Add to a bowl with ½ cup Quick cooking plain oatmeal, 1 cup water, 1 tsp cinnamon
Microwave for 3 minutes
I’ve been adding chopped pecans, raisins and little bit of Agave nectar, a natural sweetener with low glycemic impact – yum!
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