The Leaves Are Changing, Shouldn’t Your Meals Be Too?September 22, 2016
Stay Healthy This Fall with These Hearty Meal Ideas
You can feel it in the air. Fall is just around the corner and that means it’s harvest season. September and October are some of the best times of the year to stock up on delicious local produce and fresh quality ingredients. From butternut squash to crispy apples, you can create dozens of hearty, savory meals for the entire family by heading to your local farmers market.
Fall is also back to school season, which can be a hectic time for most parents. Shopping lists, seasonal illness, and scheduling conflicts can be a daunting transition from the leisurely days of summer. You can save time and stay healthy this fall season by whipping up simple, homemade dishes in advance. An hour of cooking on the weekend can lead to delicious homemade lunches for the entire week! Dive into fall with these amazingly simple seasonal recipes.
Chicken Vegetable Soup
Get all of your nutrients from one easy meal on the go. Chicken vegetable soup is the perfect meal for soothing those back-to-school sniffles. You can prepare a large batch in just a few simple steps and enjoy a delicious ready-to-eat meal all week long.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 1 Whole Chicken or 3 Chicken Breasts
- 4 Stalks of Celery
- 4 Large Carrots
- 2 Onions
- 5 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Bag of Spinach (Frozen or Fresh)
- 1 Head of Broccoli
- 5 Eggs Beaten
- Combination of Different Spices: Salt, Pepper, Basil, Oregano, Cayenne Pepper, Parsley, Turmeric, and/or Curry
Boil the chicken until thoroughly cooked. Chop the chicken into small pieces of meat and then add them back into the boiling water.
Throw in the onions, celery, carrots, and the garlic. Add about 1 – 2 tablespoons of all of your spices, depending on your preferences. Start with ½ tablespoon of cayenne pepper and add more if you like it spicy.
Wait about 30 to 40 minutes until the vegetables are thoroughly cooked. Now add your spinach and broccoli and, while stirring, add the beaten eggs until they distribute throughout the entire pot of soup.
Wait another two minutes until the eggs are cooked. Remove from heat and wait for the soup to cool. That’s it; you’re all done. You can freeze part of the soup to enjoy later in the week or keep it refrigerated for tomorrow’s lunch.
Bacon Apple Slow Cooked Chicken
Colder weather also means that it’s time to bring back the slow cooker. All you have to do for this recipe is prepare the chicken and let the slow cooker do the rest.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 4 Boneless Chicken Breasts
- 2 Apples, Peeled, Cored and Grated 4 Large Carrots
- 1 Cup BBQ Sauce
- 8 Slices of Bacon
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
Wrap the bacon around your chicken breasts, 2 slices per piece. Put the chicken at the bottom of the slow cooker. Combine the barbeque sauce with the grated apple and pour it over the chicken.
Cook the chicken on low for about 6 to 8 hours or until the meat is thoroughly cooked. You’re work is done! Sit back and enjoy the delicious flavors of fall.
Cooking seasonal meals at home doesn’t have to be a chore. You can keep everyone’s spirits high this fall season with some delicious recipes from Motioneaze.
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