Have you felt a little extra chill in the air recently? Well, that’s because September 22 was the official first day of fall!
Fall is not only a beautiful season to enjoy visually, the food it brings is also delicious! From fresh, crisp apples to the sweet taste of cinnamon. With the weather changing, why not change your snacking choices too?
Explore a few fun fall snacks for seniors below:
(Shhh…these also have a healthy take on them too)
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dip
Peanut butter and pumpkin: we call this the dynamic duo of snacks. With many ways to use this dip, you won’t run out of snacks for days!
Dip crisp apples into this Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dip for a seasonal treat.
Sweet Potato Brownies
Put a spin on your regular brownie recipe and add sweet potatoes! It’s a sneaky way to add veggies to your snacking.
Take a bite out of these deliciously soft Sweet Potato Brownies.
No, not that kind of chip. Try cutting up an apple into small slices, adding a little flavor and cooking them in the oven. Voilà – you’ve made apple chips! This is a great way to get a little crunch in your snack without eating potato chips.
Use your favorite apples to make these apple chips.
Pumpkin Seeds (6 ways!)
Pumpkin seeds are filled with nutrients that may help keep your heart healthy which make them a great snack for seniors. In addition, making this snack could be a fun activity to do with your grandchildren.
Make one or all six varieties of these roasted pumpkin seeds this fall season.
Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies
Instead of making an entire apple pie and waiting hours, try make a batch of these seasonal cookies. One bite into these and you’ll feel like you’re tasting a freshly-baked apple pie straight out of the oven.
Swap these Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies for your classic Apple Pie.
The change of the weather brings changes in our cravings and our diet. Have you ever noticed you crave a warm bowl of chili in the fall and winter months but can’t imagine eating it when it’s 85º outside? That’s what we’re talking about!
Snacking is not a bad part of your lifestyle but making sure to have a healthy spin on your snacks is the best way to continue living your best life. For more information on how to stay active and healthy through the aging process, download Vista Prairie’s free guide: Keeping Healthy as You Age.