Since Starbucks decided to bring back one of my all-time coffee favorite drink, Pumpkin Spice Latte, The Wedding Salon has seriously been craving fall foods. As today is Wellness Wednesday and we’re maintaining our summer bods well into the holiday season, here are some delicious comfort foods from our fav cooking blogs that will stick to your ribs and won’t crowd your waistline. Skinny jeans and boots anyone?
I love chili on a cold fall evening and it makes for the best leftovers. This crock pot turkey white bean pumpkin chili is made with pumpkin puree, chopped fresh cilantro, light sour cream, and a sprinkle of reduced fat cheddar cheese. At 182.6 calories per cup and 23.3 grams of protein, you can add baked pita chips, not fat. Get the recipe here.
In my opinion, the top of the muffin is the best part and this recipe for pumpkin cranberry muffin tops satisfy my muffin top and pumpkin craving. Prepare the dry ingredients like pumpkin spice and whole wheat flour and wet ingredients like real maple syrup and unsweetened apple sauce separately, and combine for a mouthwatering breakfast experience.
A good sandwich can make your day and this turkey, mango chutney, and brie panini is perfect for lunch or dinner. Slim down the mayo mixture by substituting reduced fat mayo and serve on whole wheat bread instead of artisan. It cooks in under 5 minutes make it fast, easy, and delicious. Get the recipe here.
Pick up some fresh butternut squash from your local farmer’s market and you’re ready to make this delicious butternut salad with cider dressing. This recipe may make you rethink boring salads as it is easy to make and doesn’t require a ton of ingredients (most of which you probably already own). Serve as a side dish to get your vegetables in or add chicken and make it the main course. Get the recipe here.
If you’re gluten free, Gluten-Free Goddess has a gigantic recipe box filled with favorite fall recipes. While I can eat gluten, these muffins look extremely tempting. She creates a flour mix with potato starch and canola oil to make the recipe gluten-free friendly. The smell of these cupcakes will infect your home with the smells of cinnamon and apples. Get the recipe here.
Pumpkin spice latte, we meet again, but now you’re vegan and gluten-free friendly and I can make you at home! Averie makes her version with natural ingredients like pumpkin puree and real pumpkin spice combined with almond milk to make a pumpkin milk. Combine the mixture with brewed coffee and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
Enjoy all the flavors of fall while still staying on track with your diet and fitness plan. Even if you live in LA or Miami, fall is on it’s way and you can still enjoy these fab recipes.