How time fast flies! It is already September. Slowly the warm summer breeze is replaced by the cold winds. It is hibernation season again! And there is no better time to overhaul your kitchen than now. Of course, other than your bedroom, your kitchen becomes the coziest place at home.
Wouldn't it be nice to get your kitchen fall-ready so you can quickly come up with and enjoy comfort food that your family will fall in love with this season? Here are five ways that will help you do just that:
Eat your fall colors
Stocking up on seasonal food is not only an easy way to transition your kitchen because these types of produce are easy to find. Buying seasonal fruits and vegetables also save you a lot of money, and they make your local farmers extremely happy.
The vibrant earth-toned produce of fall goes beyond pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and squash. You can also have citrus fruits such as tangerine and grapefruit. The switch to colder months urges you to stock up on vitamin C with boosts your immune system. So stock up on these season's citrus fruits as well.
One more thing about eating your fall colors - remember that the more vibrant or vivid a food item's color is, the better it will be for your body and overall well-being. Did you know that you can have something other than cranberries and pomegranate this season? Have you tried rutabaga?
Learn new recipes
Fall is a good time to take care of yourself a little bit more since days are shorter and nights are longer. Aside from hibernating under layers of blankets after you get off of work, you may want to try new recipes.
Good food is a sure-fire way to practice self-care. Since the seasons have shifted, might as well take the time to learn new recipes. For a lot of people cooking is therapy. For some, it is a lot like meditation.
So take your time and get to know your seasonal produce. Go beyond experimenting with squash pasta. Try new stew recipes. Maybe try entrees and side dishes that are herb-infused. Work with the time and the food times you have. Treat yourself and your friends to new food, courtesy of the produce of the season.
Up your juicing game
Getting out of bed in the morning a struggle during the warm spring and summer months? The challenge will be greater as we transition to the colder months. And do you know what often gets compromised when you don't have enough time in the morning? A hearty breakfast.
For days when you do not have enough time to grab a bit for the first meal of the day, you might want to try juicing.
In contrary to "popular" belief, juicing is healthy, fast and filling. Freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juice lasts three to four days. Given that, they are properly stored. Invest in leak-proof glass bottles so you can keep the beverage fresh longer.
If your palate still needs to get acquainted with juicing, then you may want to start by mixing neutral-tasting ingredients such as rutabaga juice with cranberries or pomegranate. Of course, you can have juice for any other meal or a filling snack instead of your usual nibblies.
Switch to healthier choices in sweets
Nothing says fall better than "Halloween." While we are on the topic of learning new recipes, might as well try and switch to healthier choices in sweets. See if you can let go of store-bought candies that are most of the time nothing but processed sugar and empty calories.
Instead of candies and chocolates, plan to give away healthy treats to kids who will go knocking on your door for trick-or-treating. Pumpkin, for instance, goes a long way. It is not only great when carved and used as decor. You can have cookies, candy bars and even pastries out of the good old pumpkin.
Again, a little imagination goes a long way, and this is not only true for the "trick-or-treaters". You can switch to healthier sweets to replace your usual snacks. Once you run out of ready-to-made brownies and cookies, you might want to try pomegranate or mini blueberry tarts.
Invest in smarter cookware
Revolutionize your kitchen for the new season by getting more intelligent cookware. Nothing as exciting than having new and smarter cookware to prep your fall meals with.
You might want to check out the Cleverona Essential Nonstick 10.25 Inch Fry Pan. Its smart feature is the SecureSnap Detachable Handle that allows you a lot of ease when preparing your meals. This is especially when cooking food that starts on the stove top and ends in the oven.
Storing this Cleverona fry pan is easy too especially when you have limited storage space in the kitchen. All you have to do is snap off the handle and stack the pan on top of each other.
Are you ready to transition your kitchen to the fall season? Start with the tips above! Good luck!