Next Friday marks the official start of FALL! This morning I shares some seasonal meal ideas that are easy to throw together that the whole family can enjoy.
Instead of grits for breakfast, I recommend switching it up this fall with QUINOA. I share my go-to fall breakfast bowl made with pumpkin and Lundberg Family Farms Organic Quinoa. I used their antique white variety but they also have a tricolor blend which goes great in salads. Quinoa is one of my favorite whole grains (it’s actually a seed but is prepared similarly to a whole grain!) – it cooks up fluffy, it has a nutty taste and it’s a good source of protein, fiber and B vitamins.
We can’t forget the veggies this fall! I shared my easy warm fall salad made with Mann’s Power Blend, which is a mixture of veggies that have been shredded and packed into one convenient bag for you. The blend I used has Brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale some of the most nutrient-rich veggies out there. Their veggie blends hold up well in warm salads which makes them a great addition to your fall fare as we transition to warmer meals.
One of the easiest ways to feed the whole family this fall is the crockpot. I shared my 5 ingredient crockpot chicken flavored with San-J’s new Hoisin Asian cooking sauce. It’s both savory and sweet, which makes it really versatile — you can use it to flavor your proteins and your veggies.It is made with their gluten-free tamari soy sauce, there’s some ginger as well – which I really like.
We all are familiar with truwhip, a light, fluffy, better-for-you whipped topping. I recently came across truwhirl at Harris Teeter which comes in a squeezable decorating bag, with a decorative tip. I use it to top my pumpkin breakfast parfaits and apple spice muffins… transforming them to dessert instantly. A helpful tip for the busy hostess.