All Things Fall!
In the northern hemisphere, we’re changing from summer to fall and depending on where you live, that means cooler temps, falling leaves, and fewer hours of daylight. If you’re ready to embrace fall, keep reading. We have ideas for fashion, food, and feeling good.
Dress up your nails! Whether you want to celebrate Halloween, Day of the Dead (All Souls Day), or the explosion of fall colors, there’s a nail option for you.
Nail Wraps, Gel Strips, and Lacquer Strips are an easy way to add a festive look to your nails. There are lots of fall options, but this will give you a few ideas.
- Jack-O’-Lantern – Gel Strip
- Dulce Muerte – Nail Wrap
- Spooky Good Time – Nail Wrap
- Pumpkin Spice – Nail Wrap
- Falling for You – Lacquer Strip
If these options don’t speak to you, check out all the new designs.
For those that love all things jewelry, these might tickle your fancy for a fun fall look that is warm and cozy.
- Leather Feather Earrings
- Rose Gold Leather Wrap with Rose Gold Studs
- Adrift Rose Gold Necklace
- VersaStyle® Lush Necklace
- Tricolored Hematite Crystal Wrap
Fall for Food
Each season brings fruits and vegetables that are in their prime and fall is no exception. Pumpkin, squash, root vegetables like sweet potato, are just a few. Using Saveur spices and balsamic vinegars are a great way to enhance their flavors. The Youngevity Resource Center Blog has dozens of recipes that you can search and find the perfect recipe. Here are a few recipes with a fall flair.
- 5 Unique Pumpkin Dishes to Try this Fall
- Pumpkin Risotto
- Spice Season has Arrived
- Sweet Potato Cakes
- Wild Harvest Bowls with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette
This recipe is great for gatherings, snacks, or paired with a salad for dinner.
Sweet Potato and Feta Rolls
600 g/2 lbs sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp ghee
1 brown oryellow onion, finely chopped
3 tsp Tagine Spice
1/2 tsp Porcini Salt or Seasoned Salt
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 bunch spinach, trimmed and coarsely chopped or 250 g/1 lb bag baby spinach
400 g/14 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup feta, crumbled
GF Puff Pastry, halved lengthways (3 sheets)
Melted butter for brushing
Preheat oven to 220/430. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Cover sweet potato with cold water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for 15 mins or until soft. Drain; set aside to cool
Heat ghee in a small frying pan over high heat. Cook onion for 3 mins or until soft. Add Tagine Spice, salt ,and garlic; cook until fragrant. Transfer to a bowl.
Add spinach to frying pan on medium heat. Cook for 2 mins or until spinach wilts. Transfer to a plate, set aside to cool slightly; squeeze excess liquid from spinach and finely chop.
Add sweet potato and chickpeas to onion mixture. Use a fork to mash until combined. Add spinach and feta; stir to combine. Divide into 6 portions.
Place 1 pastry half on clean surface. Shape 1 portion of sweet potato mixture into log. Place along long edge of pastry. Brush melted butter along edge and roll up to enclose filling. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with seeds of choice (I used hemp seeds). Cut into 6 pieces. Place seam side down on lined trays. Repeat with remaining filling and pastry.
Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown. Serve with tomato chutney/relish.
Bring the scents of fall indoors when you diffuse essential oils. Whether you diffuse in a room or use an essential oil locket these oils by themselves or combined together will spice up your environment.
- Cinnamon Essential Oil
- Orange, Sweet Essential Oil
- Clove Bud Essential Oil
- Myrrh Essential Oil
- Cypress Essential Oil
For the best results, combine a fruit scent with a spice scent and a woodsy scent. Start with a few drops (1-3) and add more if it isn’t strong enough. There are lots of recipes online for diffusing fall scents.
Note: Some essential oils, like Cinnamon and Clove Bud, should not be worn in lockets as it will burn your skin.
You should be healthy in every season, but with colds and other viruses that come with fall and winter, it is important to up your health game to support your body. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is a great first step and easy to do with recipes like the ones above. But you also want to support your immune system with extra vitamins and minerals. These products may help provide the support your body needs.
There are more products from Youngevity to support your immune system than those listed above. Give one or more a try to find the ones that provide what your body needs.
Embrace all things fall and enjoy this beautiful season!