Sweet Apple Pumpkins
Autumn weather and Fall family festivities make all of us want to reach for a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin breads, and pumpkin everything!
But how do we do that without going overboard or missing out on all the fun?
As our friend and mentor says,
You just have to
JERF … Just Eat Real Food –Sean Croxton
(This is my pumpkin 😉 and my husband in his JERF shirt)
Because I’m on a mission to keep my family healthy and help other families do the same, I set out to make the most delicious pumpkin recipes so that none of us have to ever feel deprived and we can still join in on the pumpkin fun!
The winning combination in this Pumpkin Spiced Chicken recipe is
This sweet combo along with the spices in this recipe will bring joy to your taste buds without the sugar because apples do the sweetening for you.
You can even use a green apple and still enjoy this sweet recipe even if you’re on a 21 Day Sugar Detox like this one.
Apples have been found to protect neuron cells against oxidative stress-induced neurotoxicity and may play an important role in reducing the risk of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. – What are the health benefits of Apples, Dr. Mercola
(Had to share this pic with you because the sweet smell drew my son to the stove (he loves sweets) and he was wearing the perfect festive shirt. Fall FUN!)
Pumpkin Dinner in 30 Minutes or less
In 30 minutes or less, you can have this festive fall meal on your family dinner table.
Take a look for yourself and tell me if your mouth starts watering…
(I wish the screen was scratch and sniff 😉 )
Well, let me tell ya… this pumpkin spice apple combo along with the spices on the chicken makes this dinner taste like “Thanksgiving”!
The minute my family tasted it… the kids said, “Mom, you’re finally cooking like Pete’s Paleo!”
Pete’s Paleo is a Meal Delivery Program that we love and is run by a super talented chef named Pete who cooks with the best spice combinations.
Just like Pete’s, this recipe came out tasting like “Thanksgiving”.
Told ya there would be no depriving yourself of pumpkin spice this Fall.
Happy Dance with Me
When you cook a healthy meal and your kids compliment you, you can’t help but to “do a happy dance”!!!
I did a happy dance because:
1- I’m not a professional chef
2- I made this “Thanksgiving worthy meal in just 30 minutes!!!! AND YOU CAN TOO!
Here is the recipe so that you can taste the pumpkin spice sweetness for yourself:
You’ve got the recipe now… Save it, Make it, and Share it – in the spirit of GIVING!
My husband and I ate ours over spinach.
And the kids chose paper plates and butter lettuce to roll them up like tacos.
Use the greens that your family likes.
Just for FUN, here are some of my favorite kitchen must-haves that made this recipe easier to make and more festive to eat!
Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater makes zesting the orange so super simple! You can even grate nutmeg and big spices with this thing.
Lifefactory 10-Ounce BPA-Free Indoor/Outdoor Glassware with Protective Silicone Sleeve, Orange made our places setting toxin free and festive.
The majority of the pumpkin flavored drinks and foods are artificially flavored and are far from being real food.
These artificial flavors are toxins that are bad for our kids’ brain and make us sick and fat.
Just Eating Real Food is the key to nourishing our bodies, minds, and even our spirits.
So, How do you like them apples, Pumpkin?!! When will you make this recipe?
I’m addicted to cooking real foods and shopping locally at Farmer’s Markets.I am a health revolutionary who is writing this blog with a desire to “pay it forward in health”.This desire stems from love and my pursuit to make a difference in people’s health and wellbeing”.
I am a certified Transformational Nutrition Coach that helps women discover their healthy lifestyle that finally works so that they can transform into the healthy sexy and confident woman they want, and are meant to be.
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