We all love fall :)
Eating seasonally feels so celebratory, doesn’t it? The embracing of change and excitement of the new. It is starting to feel cooler here in NYC, and I’m adding layers and scarves and making sure to walk in the sun as much as possible (gotta soak up that vitamin D and save it for March!).
Fall is such an invigorating time! Where so many goals are set at the New Year, I always wonder why we don’t set goals in the fall instead. After the Holidays I mostly want to curl up and hibernate, but in October when the leaves are vibrant and the air is freshly crisp and the produce is gorgeous, I’m ready to embrace new goals and dreams! You too?
If you or someone you know is wanting to get healthy, and are just waiting for the right moment - THIS IS IT. The air is crisp! The spices are warm! And you want to enjoy it all.
To keep that fall momentum going, I have my favorite warm and spicy Pumpkin Bread recipe for you today!
Because I want you to enjoy every moment of this dreamy season and be fueled and energized for the season to come, here are SIX reasons why you (or you and a friend!!) should sign up for my 6 Month Program:
You want to have time to make this bread!!
You want/NEED more energy.
You can’t remember what “good” feels like - and you know that medications would be a band-aid not a cure for your health concerns.
You like presents :)
You REALLY want to know the best way to eat for your body, but you don’t have time or $$$ to get a degree in nutrition.
You want to enjoy the holidays!!! (and look good in that dress for your holiday parties :))
I am continually amazed to see how small, incremental changes to your every day produces incredible results for your health.
Think about it: how fast do you feel the energy spike from a cup of coffee in the morning?? Do you recognize how wild your kiddos behave right after they have had a handful of Oreos???
If you are not aware of how food makes your body feel, affects your mood, and drives your ability to be energized and present, then make it your Fall Resolution to start noticing.
Awareness comes first. Maybe you don’t even remember what “good” feels like because “crappy and exhausted” is your baseline. There is a biological origin for your symptoms, and they can be addressed and healed. It may seem impossible - but I promise that it is attainable! Sometimes, we just need better support to reach our goals, and better understanding of our bodies so we know how to nourish them well.
And if you are feeling overwhelmed and under-nourished, let’s talk. Click here to sign up for a FREE Health History Consultation - one hour, just for you, so you can start making those tangible steps you need to EAT FREELY + BE WHOLE.
There is so much to be enjoyed!! This (healthy) pumpkin bread proves it :).
Made with warming spices, just the tiniest bit of sugar, and packed with fall-vegetable goodness (and flaxseed too!). Perfect for teachers gifts, or for a friend, or just to keep all to yourself...
- 1 can organic pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 4 tbsp salted butter
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 1/2 C whole wheat flour (substitute gluten free!)
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and grease a 8-by-4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. In a high speed mixer, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Pour in honey and mix.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices. Turn your mixer on low, and add the dry ingredients in three parts, mixing well after each addition. Finally, add pumpkin puree and mix until incorporated. Transfer into loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes - until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Transfer to a wire rack or a cake stand to cool. Serve warm!
** to take this to the next level, make this into "cinnamon toast" by spreading butter on top or a generous slice, and sprinkling on some cinnamon and sugar. Enjoy friends :).