Autumn doesn’t just mean leaves falling and cooler weather. For many, it is a transition and change in the foods they prepare and eat. Many reach for warmer, more comforting foods. Unfortunately, this sometimes results in less fresh foods and more processed ones. But, autumn recipes can be extremely healthy, and fit nicely into the Keto Zone®.
Take the change in seasons as an inspiration to cook a few new, healthy, Keto Zone dishes. Here’s our list of 10 Favorite Keto Zone Autumn recipes. Enjoy the nutritious flavors of autumn!
Autumn recipes can be comforting, nostalgic, and incredibly nutritious! Our Keto Zone Autumn recipes boast a variety of superfood ingredients to promote full body health and energy even as the days get darker.
For example, these superfoods include:
Across the board, nuts and seeds offer protein, plant based omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, vitamin E, and more .In fact, the omega-3s promote anti-inflammatory reactions in the body. The Vitamin E, magnesium, fiber, calcium and iron further encourage whole-body health. In addition, their antioxidants fight free radicals, reduce the risk of cellular overgrowth, promote heart health, reduce cholesterol plaque formations, and encourage eye health (1).
Pumpkins are loaded with potent nutrients. First and foremost, it contains lutein, a carotenoid antioxidant that protects the body from oxidative stress (2). Next, it contains anti-inflammatory nutrients. These compounds steer the body toward less inflammation, thereby fighting against many chronic health issues. Lastly, pumpkin oil has been found to promote full-body health and reduce risk of cellular overgrowth in the organs (3, 4, 5).
One hallmark of Autumn foods are spices. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and more promote anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, digestion, brain, circulation, and heart health (6, 7). What’s more, some spices also provide antibacterial benefits (8).
Autumn is the perfect season for new, healthy recipes. Get in the kitchen and whip up some Keto Zone meals, snacks, drinks and more!