15-Cozy-Autumn-Salads-to-Help-Keep-Your-Summer-Bod-MainPhoto

15-Cozy-Autumn-Salads-to-Help-Keep-Your-Summer-Bod-MainPhoto

Remember last January when you looked in the mirror at the post-holiday you and vowed to get back in shape for bikini season? Then remember bikini-season you and how the cycle repeated itself with the post-holiday you looking, well…you get the idea. The holiday season is rushing toward us with Halloween candy on one side, Christmas goodies on the other, and good old Thanksgiving stuffed in the middle. You want to look your best in all the holiday photos, right? Which means you have to offset the holiday overindulgence by eating healthy in between.

Luckily there is no shortage of seasonal produce for healthy fall salad recipes. In the words of Chef Tim LaBlant, “All foods have a season. As leaves change and I smell the first fire in a fireplace, I think about squash and pumpkin.” Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, apples, figs, mushrooms, grapes, kale and endive are just a few more of the tasty fall fruits and veggies. Not only is it easier on your waistline, seasonal food is cheaper, tastier, more eco-friendly and more nutritious than what’s shipped in from faraway lands. Take advantage of this fall bounty try a few of these scrumptious fall salad recipes.

1. Roasted Root Vegetable Salad Onions, carrots and parsnips add crunch to this fall salad of arugula, pears and walnuts. So easy, you can bring it to the next holiday gathering and pass up more fattening fare.

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