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Fall Into Autumn’s Harvest of Potential for Growth

Fall Into Autumn’s Harvest of Potential for Growth
by Darra McMullen, GHWCC Writer/Researcher and Women’s Health Network Member

Fall’s bounty, in every sense of the word, brings with it numerous opportunities to improve our physical, mental, and spiritual health.  Let’s now take a look at a few of these options for moving in a positive direction.
Number One:  Take advantage of autumn’s plethora of different types of squash and potatoes to whip up healthy and satisfying soups and stews.  Squash and potatoes can serve as a wonderful “base” for many recipes.  Dishes can vary depending on the type of squash or potato used and the add-ins included in the dish.  Consider adding one or more of the following:  onions, carrots, celery, peppers, lean meats, tomatoes, and beans or peas.             Carefully think about whether you want the preparation to run on the sweet, savory, or salty side, and season accordingly.  To stay on the healthy “wagon”, use caution when adding sugar or salt.  Let natu…