We’re all sad to see summer fade away - the warm weather, fun cocktails, and endless cookouts. But after just saying hello to the first day of fall we’ve got a new seasonal fruit (a great addition to your seasonal diet) on our hands - apples! We all know one of the best fall activities is taking a trip to an apple orchard. Apple picking is the perfect way to enjoy the autumn weather, spend time with family with fun fall activities, and - not to mention - capture Instagram worthy pics that are perfect for your feed. The question is: what can we do with all those ripe apples, the perfect food to eat during fall? From the classic caramel and candy apples to the fall inspired cocktails, we’ve got you covered.
Eating a seasonal diet is very important to us here at Eat Purely. Our menu rotates, just like the seasons, to bring you the highest quality ingredients at their peak. EP is incorporating these items into the menu to bring you a variety of food to eat during fall. There are many reasons to eat a seasonal diet. When we choose produce that is in season it tends to have its highest nutritional value, not to mention the taste is at its best. Apples are a great addition to your seasonal diet this fall. Along with those perfect apples you’ve just picked at the orchard another seasonal food to enjoy is squash - specifically butternut squash. This simple apple and butternut squash breakfast bake from MindBodyGreen is perfect for a cozy morning or taken to-go as a quick snack.
It wouldn’t be fall if we didn’t indulge in a caramel apple - candy apples are great too. These are truly a fall classic. While caramel apples are delicious on their own, we’ve found a few ways to spice up this flavor combo! Whether the kids are in need of more fall activities or you’re headed to a socially-distanced autumn picnic, these caramel apple cupcakes from Lindsay’s blog, Life, Love, and Sugar, are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Looking for a less time-consuming caramel apple recipe? Insert caramel apple nachos here! This is such a simple snack option for all ages, not to mention it is also completely customizable. First, grab any variety of your freshly picked apples and cut it into slices. Lay all the slices on a plate and drizzle some caramel sauce on top. Now it's time to get your creative juices flowing! Top the apple nachos with whatever else your heart desires - peanut butter, white chocolate, sea salt, pretzels, dark chocolate, pecans... the options are endless!
What better way to start a fall weekend than with a cocktail? We love all the warming spices of this season, and while they are delicious to eat, drinking them can be just as fun! So, while the kids are working on those decadent caramel apple cupcakes, you can sit back and relax with this bourbon apple cider from Rachael’s blog, Set the Table. Don’t forget to pick up some cider while you’re at the orchard, it’ll come in handy for this recipe! Also, check out our pie flight - it might just be the pairing of your dreams.
Enjoying a meal with family does so much more than providing fuel - it’s a precious bonding and relaxation time that has incredible family dynamic benefits.
Let’s examine the promise of meal prep: if you spend time making several servings of food on a Sunday afternoon, your week will be better. You’ll have more free time to do the things you love, you’ll eat healthier meals.