Fun Fall Foods

Kick off the autumn season with three healthy and simple recipe ideas

October is here, meaning everything pumpkin and apple is popping up on grocery store shelves and coffee shop menus. Along with the fall excitement come sugary treats and a lot of unneeded calories. Here are three easy and waistline-forgiving autumn recipe ideas.

  • Four Ingredient Hot Chocolate — Instead of grabbing the packaged and processed hot chocolate packets, use any type of milk, raw cocoa powder, vanilla extract and your favorite fall spice. Combined together, this simple but low-sugar, new and improved hot chocolate is a tasty substitute for your local Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks drink.
  • Baked Apple Chips — After your adventure to your local apple orchard, use your pickings to make an easy, two ingredient dessert. Slice the apples and dust them with cinnamon before baking. According to PaleoLeap, a website based around health foods, “…make sure to slice them thin: this avoids the flavorless leathery texture you might remember from grocery-store chips”. When pairing it with low-sugar caramel dip, these chips become a one-bite caramel apple.
  • Pumpkin Spice Popcorn — Taking a spin on the typical crunchy snack, junior Sarah Schwantner reinvented popcorn for the fall season. By adding cinnamon, pumpkin spice, nutmeg and a tiny amount of butter, Schwantner brought a sweet twist to the usually plain food, as well as having a great time baking with friends.