Woohoo! Hump Day already?! … Okay, maybe I’m trying to convince myself that the week is flying by… but regardless, here we are.
It’s been nice getting back into a routine since my parents’ visit. Check out some of what I’ve been munchin’ on this week! Spoiler alert… Brittany from Eating Bird Food‘s super healthy and delicious Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins have been the best part. Tastes like fall!
Pecan raisin toast from Texas French Bread with chia+flax peanut butter, banana, cinnamon .. and Siggi’s plain skyr with blackberries, bananas and gojis. Li’l bit of everything!
I really liked the pumpkin flavor – so happy it’s going to be available year-round. But I LOVED the pear flavor, and I’m not even a huge pear fan! You have to try this if you have a Whole Foods near you.
Been drinking so much La Croix lately. I loved this mango flavor! Have you guys tried it?
Awesome panini — turkey, muenster cheese, apple slices and chipotle mustard on sprouted barley bread.
Pumpkin Cornbread Muffin recipe via Eating Bird Food.
There are so many indulgent pumpkin recipes floating around the web right now (that I’m definitely going to try), but I love these as a healthy alternative. I enjoyed this one hot out of oven with peanut butter… but I’ve also been having them with savory meals as well.
Case in point…
I broke out the crock pot! (You like the car photo?)
Crock Pot Lentil Stew
- 1 cup lentils
- 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
- 2 cups brussels sprouts
- 1 large sweet potato, cubed
- 1 small zucchini, chopped
- tomato sauce (didn’t measure)
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
- chili powder
- crushed red pepper
- black pepper
- minced garlic
- garlic powder
- a few Tbsp whole wheat flour (to thicken)
Combine all ingredients in crock pot, ensuring that it’s mostly covered in liquid. Cook on “high” for 2 hours AND “low” for 2 hours, OR “low” for 4-6 hours. That’s it!
Pair with the pumpkin cornbread muffins if you’re feelin’ funky. 😉 As you can see, despite the weather in the 90s, it’s starting to feel like fall around here! What about you?
- Have you tried the seasonal Siggi’s or Elli Quark yet?
- What’s your favorite way to embrace fall flavors? I’m such a sucker for pumpkin baked goods… which is why I need healthy alternatives! Most of the time. 😉