Fresh Seasonal Produce You’ll Fall For

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It’s almost fall y’all! One of our favorite parts about this season — besides the cozy sweaters and fall-scented candles of course — is all the fresh seasonal produce. Fall meals always feel so warm and comforting! 

Today we’re sharing five of our favorite fall foods, their benefits for your beautiful body, and how to make them with easy recipes from the TIU app. You’ll fall in love with these delicious dishes 💛 🍂


Pumpkin

It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkin! Pumpkin is packed with vitamins A and C, which can help boost your immune system. It also delivers tons of antioxidants like alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. These have been shown to reduce free radicals in the body, protect against disease, enhance eyesight, and even shield your skin from sun damage.  pumpkin spice smoothie

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Recipe

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 scoop vanilla Tone It Up Protein
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp. natural almond butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbsp. rolled oats (gluten-free if you’d like!)
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of pumpkin spice

DIRECTIONS

  1.   Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Apples

Apples are filled with fiber and water, making them extra satisfying. In a study, people who ate apple slices before a meal felt more satisfied and ate less. Apples have also been linked to lower blood pressure and enhanced heart health, thanks to their soluble fiber and the polyphenols found in their peels. We love ‘em as a satisfying snack with a sprinkle of cinnamon or 1 Tbsp. almond butter. 

baked apples

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Baked Apples Recipe

Makes 3 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 large apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted 
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • Coconut oil spray

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients in and mix.
  4. Layer the apples on the baking sheet and cook for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Add to your oatmeal for breakfast or yogurt for a snack!

Squash 

Squash is an amazing source of vitamin C and beta-carotene, which keep your immune system strong and help protect against illness. Squash is also rich in vitamin B6, a known mood booster! 

fall harvest tray bake

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Fall Harvest Tray Bake Recipe

Makes 2 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small delicata or acorn squash, cut crosswise into 1-inch thick rings, strings and seeds removed
  • 1 cup (about 16) baby carrots
  • 1 bunch lacinato kale, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ red onion, cut into 1-inch-thick wedges
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 8 oz (4 oz per serving) prepared lean protein of your choice, such as chicken, salmon, or tempeh

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss together squash, brussels sprouts, carrots, kale, bell pepper, onion and garlic with olive oil. Season with thyme, salt, nutmeg, and red pepper flakes. Spread the vegetables out on a rimmed baking sheet. Pick out the kale pieces and set aside for now (they take less time to cook).
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, until veggies are tender.
  4. Add the kale to the tray and bake for another 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Remove vegetables from the oven, sprinkle with pomegranate arils, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds and serve with your favorite protein.

Figs 

Figs are high in fiber and deliver prebiotics to promote gut health and digestion. They’re also a powerful source of calcium — studies suggest they contain 3.2 times more than other fruits — so they’ll keep your bones strong.  

figgy overnight oats

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Figgy Overnight Oats

Makes 2 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk 
  • ⅔ cup gluten-free rolled oats 
  • 1 scoop chocolate Tone It Up Protein 
  • 2 fresh figs, sliced 
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds 
  • 1 tsp. honey or maple syrup 

TOPPINGS

(per 1 serving) 

  • 2 Tbsp. nonfat Greek or coconut yogurt 
  • 1 fig, quartered 
  • 1 tsp. chopped pistachios 
  • 1 tsp. cacao nibs 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine milk, oats, protein powder, figs, chia seeds, and honey in a bowl; mix well. 
  2. Divide the mixture into two mason jars, cover, and refrigerate overnight. 
  3. To serve, top with yogurt, figs, pistachios, and cacao nibs.

Beets

Beets can actually help you rock your TIU workouts! The nitrates in beets have beens shown to enhance athletic performance by improving the efficiency of mitochondria, which are responsible for producing energy in your cells. Studies also show that beets can reduce inflammation in the body. Those benefits can’t be beat ;) 

beet and cauliflower soup

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Beet & Cauliflower Soup

Makes 2 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive or avocado oil
  • 1⁄2 onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1⁄2 head of cauliflower (about 12 oz.), trimmed and diced
  • 1 cup fresh beets, peeled and chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste 

 DIRECTIONS

  1. Add oil to a stock pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, celery, and carrot and season with a pinch of salt and  pepper. Sauté for a few minutes until onions start to become translucent.
  3. Add garlic, cauliflower, beets, coriander, cumin, and paprika. Sauté for a few more minutes, until cauliflower and beets start to become tender.
  4. Add vegetable broth and bring to a simmer.
  5. Once vegetables are tender, add the soup mixture to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy! 

One thing you’ll need to whip up these recipes...Tone It Up Protein! Grab yours at Target, H-E-B, Vitamin Shoppe, and Kroger (and Kroger affiliates including King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Mariano’s, Dillons, Smith’s, and Fry’s). You can find a store near you HERE! You can also stock up in the TIU Shop!

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Kim Crausby

Sep 28 21

Thank you so much for these delicious recipes, they absolutely taste really good. Thank you again.🤩❤❤

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