When the weather cools and the days get shorter, it’s time to say goodbye to summer and welcome autumn. Fall has its full share of seasonal recipes, with hearty meats, freshly harvested produce, and rich spices. Need some cooking inspiration? Eat smart this autumn with our favorite healthy fall recipes!
1. Sweet Potato and Coconut Curry Soup
If you prefer plant-based options, this warming sweet potato and coconut curry soup is vegan and gluten-free! It’s one of our favorite healthy fall soup recipes packed with flavor, thanks to a combination of spices, like curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, ginger, cumin, and chili powder. Using an immersion blender makes it easy to mix ingredients for a smooth and creamy consistency. With every spoonful, you’ll enjoy the health benefits of turmeric, a powerful root shown to enhance memory and balance mood.
2. Homemade Keto Bread
Fall means soup season. And what goes better with a warm bowl of soup than fresh bread to dip in it?
Grains and baked goods aren’t exactly the best when it comes to brain health. Most breads sold at grocery stores contain chemical preservatives to extend shelf life as well as added salts and sugars. In fact, some breads contain more sugar than candy!
That makes this keto-friendly, low carb bread made from scratch a better option. This keto bread recipe uses almond and coconut flour. You’ll have the whole house smelling like fresh bread—what’s not to love?
3. Roasted Veggie Power Bowl
This simple veggie power bowl packs a ton of nutrition. It’s one of our favorite healthy fall dinner recipes because it contains so many ingredients to support the brain and memory. Sweet potatoes, red onion, broccoli, and kale get tossed with a flavorful tahina, extra-virgin olive oil, and chili powder.
That’s good news! Neurologist, Dr. Dale Bredesen, recommends 6-9 cups of vegetables and leafy greens per day to support brain health. In his book, The End of Alzheimer’s, he writes, “Go crazy in the produce aisle or preferably in your garden or local farmer’s market.” Adding hard boiled eggs gives you a daily dose of choline, also known to support a healthy brain.
4. Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto
If you want to impress your friends at a dinner party (or simply enjoy a decadent dinner), try this cauliflower mushroom risotto. Arborio rice gets replaced with healthier low-carb cauliflower rice, slow-cooked with chicken broth (bonus points if you make it homemade). A hearty chicken bone broth contains lots of collagen, a type of protein that supports bones, muscles, and blood. Portobello and white mushrooms add an earthy flavor and have nutrition benefits of their own. Research shows that integrating mushrooms into your diet can protect brain health.
5. Stress-Reducing Matcha Latte
When the weather cools down, nothing beats a warm cup of tea. This matcha recipe featured in our NeuroQ Recipe ebook includes a blend of green matcha powder with coconut cream and ground cinnamon. Adding two capsules of the LifeSeasons Anxie-T supplement will help soothe stress. Plus, using monk fruit keto sweetener, instead of sugar, supports healthy blood sugar levels and metabolism.
Download our recipe eBook and learn more about Dr. Bredesen’s nutrition recommendations to promote brain function and overall well-being.