This post originally appeared on September 19, 2014.
Forget January—the early days of fall are the time to focus on your goals and recommit to your health. The weather is getting cooler, the barometric pressure is thankfully rising and a certain crisp clarity has taken hold. The morning air beckons you like a siren song to throw off the laden slumbers of summer and leap into action with renewed vigor.
How many calories are in your favorite fall snacks? Find out in this investigation into pumpkin seeds, caramel apples, Apple Cider Donuts and more.
In our global economy your local grocery store is filled with fresh produce all year round. It is easy to forget that fruits and vegetables have specific growing seasons. Even though we can often buy anything we want at any time, getting produce locally and in season often means we are buying vegetables at their peak of freshest and flavor. Buying in season is also easier on the pocketbook, something many of us are interested in.
Autumn’s warm mid-afternoon days and chilly nights are upon us and its apple picking season here in the Northeast. It makes one think of laughing children sitting high upon their father’s shoulders trying to reach the perfect rosy specimen. Will the child’s teeth sink into its tart-crisp flesh or shall it be saved for tomorrow’s apple crisp? More likely, the prize apple is lobbed at the head of their unsuspecting sibling.
What can I eat? That’s always a big question when you’re newly diagnosed. If you cook, the question becomes, what should I cook? That’s why Joslin.org provides so many diabetes-friendly recipes. With fall in full swing, now’s a great time to revisit some of your favorite seasonal flavors. Here are some of our favorites.