The cool summer breeze has given way to the crisp colored leaves of autumn and the harvest season is upon us. Of course, along with the fall season comes the desire to consume all things pumpkin and spice, but before you buy into that Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte, take a look at these seasonal AND sustainable fall recipes.
What exactly is sustainable food?
According to sustainweb.org, sustainable food includes food, “that is produced, processed, distributed and disposed of in ways that
- Contribute to thriving local economies and sustainable livelihoods – both in the US and, in the case of imported products, in producer countries
- Protect the diversity of both plants and animals and the welfare of farmed and wild species
- Avoid damaging or wasting natural resources or contributing to climate change
- Provide social benefits, such as good quality food, safe and healthy products, and educational opportunities”
You can make any recipe out of sustainable food by choosing organic options, shopping local, buying seasonal, and making your food from scratch.
This five-course meal features an assortment of ingredients that reach peak harvesting point in autumn and are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
May we suggest starting out with some Roasted Squash With Butter and Sage
Soup or Salad (or maybe both)
If you’re in the mood for something spicy, try the Thai: Thai Pumpkin Soup
Or if you prefer something a little sweeter, opt for a light and refreshing Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Almond Vinaigrette
For the main entree, this flavorful Spiced Pork Tenderloin will have your mouth watering
Last, but not least, delight your palate with the flavorful taste of a Delicious Apple Crisp. Fall is prime apple picking time, so swing by your local farmers’ market, or find a nearby orchard to stock up on fresh apples.
There you have it! Do you have a favorite fall or sustainable food recipe that you would like to share? Let us know in the comments below, or share a photo of it on facebook or instagram and tag us @fibreathletics for a feature on our social profiles!