Quinoa Stuffed Mini-Pumpkins

 

pumpkins-018When thinking about pumpkins, most of us probably think about carving jack-o-lanterns, but pumpkins can be the “dish” for many fall recipes. Take a look at this recipe from the scandiefoodie blog for Quinoa Stuffed Mini-Pumpkins. It’s sure to become a fall favorite in your home!

 

(4 portions)

Ingredients:

  • 4 small pumpkins
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 100g cooked quinoa
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 green shallot, finely sliced
  • 1/2 lime (or lemon), juiced
  • pinch of salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • seeds, nuts (optional)
  1. Cut the tops off the pumpkins and carve out the seeds. You can dry and roast these seeds and add them into the stuffing, if you like.
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Place the pumpkins (with their tops on) on a baking tray and drizzle with some olive oil.
  1. Bake for about 20-30 minutes (depending on the size of the pumpkins) or until tender. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  1. Combine quinoa, carrot, green shallot and lime juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture into the pumpkins. Serve warm.

 

 

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Satisfy that fall apple craving with this delicious and healthy cinnamon apple chips recipe. Thanks carriesexperimentalkitchen.com for this awesome recipe!

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 Apples, cored and sliced ⅛” thick (I used McIntosh)
  • 1­2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1­2 tsp. Granulated Sugar
  • If needed, Cooking Spray

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Add the sliced apples to a large bowl; then coat the apples with the cinnamon and/or sugar.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and line the apples flat on the pan. You may need to use two pans so that they are not overlapping.
  4. Bake 2­3 hours until the chips are dry yet still soft. Allow to cool completely before placing them in an air tight container for up to 4 days (if they last that long!).

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 88
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.9g
  • Sugar: 18.4g
  • Fiber: 5.4g
  • Protein: 0g

Spice Up Your Workout Playlist

shesfit-blog-12012015Winter is almost here, but if you’re looking for some songs to keep you in the fall state of mind while you work out, then this is your list. Try adding one of these to your player and keep motivated to work out even when it’s cold outside! See the full list of songs here.