It’s the first day of fall, and the start of my favorite time of the year! Here are 5 ways to get in the spirit.
Nothing says fall in Texas like some good ‘ole chili. This Whole 30 recipe probably resembles your mamas classic chili, but adds in sweet potatoes for some extra fiber, vitamins, and fall flavors.
Drink – Bullet Proof Chai Latte
Have you ever heard of bullet proof coffee? It is a way to give your body fuel that is rich in nutrient-dense, blood-sugar stabilizing fat (1) by switching out your typical sugars and creams with grass-fed butter, coconut oil or MCT oil, and bone broth collagen powder. You can also bullet proof the fall staple chai latte. All you need is water, chai tea bags, grass-fed butter or ghee, coconut or MCT oil, vanilla extract, heavy whipping cream, and stevia powder.
Dessert – Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins
Did you know canned pumpkin has lots of health benefits? 100% pure pumpkin puree is full of Vitamin A, Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese, Iron, Copper, and Antioxidants (2). These gluten free pumpkin muffins use are simple to make and use minimal ingredients – including pumpkin puree.
Activity – Carve Pumpkins and Make Them Last
Carving pumpkins is a fun activity for kids AND adults! If you want to get a head start, but are concerned they won’t last through Halloween there are a few things you can do to help preserve your carved masterpieces.
- Apply a thick coat of petroleum jelly (to keep firm and moist)
- Apply a generous amount of borax powder onto your pumpkin (will prevent mold)
- Rub in a layer of peppermint castile soap (to keep moist)
- Apple a layer of clear acrylic paint (creates a nice gloss)
- Shine with floor wax
Oil – Spiced Cider Blend
This is the time of year you will start to see hundreds of appealing scented candles, however most candles are full of harsh and harmful ingredients. I will be writing a blog in length about this in the coming weeks. Thankfully, you can achieve the same warm and welcoming scents in your home with essential oils and a diffuser. Check out these 4 fall blends including my favorite, Spiced Cider.
For the Spiced Cider blend, all you need is: