Holy pumpkin spice latte: it’s officially the first day of fall. And I freaking love this season. Cozy sweaters, changing leaves, spiced cider, roaring fires...
Okay fine, that may all be a fantasy here in permanently 68-degree San Francisco, but we do get to indulge in fun fall stuff. Like rooftop Fleet Week parties, borderline inappropriate Halloween costumes...and the delicious fall produce rolling into farmers markets this season.
Here are my favorite fall picks to swoop up next time you're at the market, plus healthy Paleo recipes to pair ’em with.
Apples (snack on these chewy apple pie bars)
Beets (eat clean with this detox beet salad)
Brussels sprouts (cook these roasted brussels sprouts with bacon)
Butternut squash (try my cinnamon raisin butternut squash bread)
Cauliflower (indulge in this cauliflower crust pizza)
Eggplant (crunch on these baked eggplant chips)
Figs (drool over these chunky classic fig newtons)
Kale (dip into this kale hazelnut pesto)
Pears (sweeten up with this honey pear pecan crisp)
Pumpkin (treat yourself to these nutty pumpkin muffins)
Sweet potatoes (sip this maple cinnamon sweet potato smoothie)
Zucchini (bake this moist chocolate zucchini bread)
What are your favorite fall foods and recipes? Let me know in the comments below!
Pssst. Why Paleo? Well, although I’ve dabbled in the diet, I definitely don’t follow it strictly. But with no grains, dairy or refined sugars, I often find Paleo picks to be healthy choices that leave me feeling energized, fueled and free of guilt. Learn more about how to eat Paleo here.