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Healthy Aging | 11/13/19
Autumn days are filled with trips to the pumpkin patch and leave crunching under your feet. As the temperatures drop, it’s also time to make warm, cozy dishes filled with food from the fall harvest. One way to ensure proper nutrition is to include produce that’s in season into your meals, and fall offers bountiful flavors. At Crestwood Manor, we’ve compiled this list of some of our favorite fall dinner recipes.
Autumn Apple Salad with a Maple Vinaigrette: Celebrate a multitude of fall flavors with this dinner salad, from sweet maple syrup to autumn produce like apples and cranberries. Apples are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fiber. Plus, the nutrients and antioxidants may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. Cranberries are also a major player in fall meals, and this super food is low in calories and high in vitamins C, A and K.
Garlic-Rosemary Pork Chops with Brussels Sprouts: Introducing your new favorite fall comfort dinner –this hearty meal features delectable flavors that will warm you up and delight your palate. While garlic and rosemary flavors play a leading role, the baked brussels sprouts simply seasoned with salt and pepper are the true star of this dish. Not only are they high in vitamins and minerals, but the added health benefits include the potential to reduce the risk of cancer, decrease inflammation and improve blood sugar control.
Pumpkin Enchiladas: This fall-inspired twist on the traditional Mexican meal is ideal to shake up your typical dinner offerings by including the quintessential autumn harvest flavor. The pumpkin offers an unexpected flavor that compliments the taco seasoning nicely. Besides being packed with vitamins and minerals, pumpkin is also relatively low in calories and may boost your immunity.
Wild Mushroom and Cauliflower Lasagna: Lasagna is the classic dinner dish that every person at the table is sure to love. Cauliflower has made its way into the hearts of many as a way to add a healthy flair to carb-heavy meals, as shown in this recipe. This low-calorie vegetable is rich in nutrients, including choline that is essential for learning and memory. Mushrooms are also a fall produce that packs a serious punch in terms of nutritional value by promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and overall lower weight.
Crispy Sweet Potato Frittata: When you think sweet potatoes, you may think of those that are commonly served at Thanksgiving as a casserole and topped with marshmallows. Although this meal doesn’t include gooey treats, it’s still sure to delight those who try it. A layer of sweet potatoes adds a crisp to this fluffy frittata. As an added bonus, sweet potatoes are high in fiber, which has been shown to promote a healthy digestive system.
Our dining experience at Crestwood Manor features a rotating menu highlighting the best seasonal flavors, so nutrition and quality truly make our food stand apart. Pay us a visit and find out for yourself –contact us today to schedule your personal tour. And be sure to stay for lunch, on us.