It’s Fall. People have gone bonkers for pumpkin spice everything. I get it. It tastes great, smells great…I’m in. But I’m more partial to the pumpkin itself.
When Fall calls, I am ALL about gourds (pumpkin, squash, zucchini) and roots (yams, beets, carrots, turnips, sunchokes).
Not only are they deliciously seasonal, but they are some of the most nutrient-dense vegetables in the world. Let’s get to the root of root veggies, shall we?
Because root vegetables grow underground, they absorb tons of nutrients from the soil and are packed with antioxidants, Vitamins C, B, A and iron.
They are my post-workout staple because they are filled with slow-burning carbohydrates to replenish your glycogen stores depleted from your workout; AND they are filled with fiber, filling you up and regulating blood sugar. Sweet!
After a morning of heavy lunges, this meal of my bison burger surrounded by yams, carrots, squash, dates, and figs, fires as fantastic fuel for my body.
Now, THIS, is comfort food…and it’s GOURDgeous. Ok the puns stop here. Happy Friday! #TGIF