Sad for summer to end? While the sun is vacationing in the southern hemisphere, New England is erupting in a fiery palette of beautiful foliage. But with the foliage comes a chill in the air that may lead to a chill in your nose.
Fortunately fall’s harvest includes several ingredients that can help you combat weather change sickness.
Who would have thought that your pumpkin pie is loaded with nutrients? The root vegetable contains vitamins A, C, E, iron, and folate, all of which are helpful to the immune system.
Not only that, pumpkin’s source of vitamin A enhances the skin’s cell renewal process, helping you look younger.
Give it a try in Pumpkin Patch, our Heart of the Roots side that pairs roasted, spiced pumpkin with spinach and a medley of whole grains. Check out our Fall Menu!
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? It also keeps the sniffles away too! The pectin in apples acts as a prebiotic, which feeds the bacteria in your gut. And having good bacteria helps prevent seasonal sickness.
Get your apple a day in our Apple Cider Pork Chops, rubbed in a warm cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, thyme, and rosemary spice mix, roasted with gala apples, and served with an apple cider au jus. (link to fall menu)
Eat your Brussels sprouts! The antioxidants in this stalky vegetable prevent colds and also promote strong bones.
Our Queen B is here to stay! For fall, we’ve paired Brussels sprouts with butternut squash and turnip roasted with an apple cider and balsamic vinegar dressing. (link to fall menu)
A challenge to peel, these tartly sweet fruits can last awhile in your fruit bin. Their rich color means they are loaded with potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that not only protect your from colds, but help your heart as well by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
Try it in Creamy Coconut + Pomegranate Chia Pudding for breakfast.
Like pumpkin, sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene as well as antioxidants that help ward off cold weather ailments. These antioxidants have also been known to reduce risks of heart disease and cancer.
Try them in this cream of sweet potato and apple soup.
Meg is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and homesteader based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She loves her cats, feasting, and road trips in her green VW Bug.