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Hello, sweater weather… also known as the beginning of the end of the summer health binge (it’ll be back with a vengeance on January 1st), when some of us take comfort in knowing that we can hide the stomach pouch under all that cozy clothing.

When you eat poorly, your workouts suffer. You feel sluggish and possibly even discouraged when you see the winter pounds pile on. Let’s face it. There isn’t much pressure to stay fit during the winter months, unless you’re planning a getaway down south, and even then, a few extra pounds seem to be acceptable. Mmm, pumpkin everything!!

I’m going to challenge you not to hop off the summer health food rhythm you have become used to. I know it’s harder to get really fresh produce, and picnic food can be so light and airy while holiday food is so amazingly rich, and dense.

Fueling your workouts with healthy food is just as important (if not more) as the actual workout. Fall is actually a great time of year to fill your plate with nutrient dense harvest food like squash of all kinds, sweet potatoes, apples, cranberries, beets, cabbage and so much more.

Here are some of my personal favourite fall recipes all from the wonderful food blog, Oh She Glows. It’s an amazing source for really nutritious vegan meals, especially if you get stumped on your meatless Mondays.


Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Mouth Watering Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Sweet Potato Casserole



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