Cinnamon Clove Pumpkin Bread

fotor_pumpkinThere’s nothing like pumpkin in the fall. Infused in everything from our lattes to our muffins and our raviolis, pumpkin recipes are here to stay. There’s no missing them on food blogs, Pinterest, Huffington Post and all other facets of food-based media.

And for good reason! Pumpkin itself is filled with alpha and beta carotenes to promote good vision, while pumpkin seeds are a wonderful source of protein (and taste delicious roasted with a bit of cayenne pepper). On top of all that, it’s absolutely scrumptious paired in so many different recipes.

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10 Best Health Reads for Fall

readingquoteAs temperatures begin to drop and the weather gets chillier, there’s nothing better than cozying up with a great book, some soft slippers and a cup of hot chocolate to make your day perfectly relaxing and joyous. Here at PlanetShoes, we love a good read… especially when health is involved.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 awesome health books, helping with everything from diet to patience to just giving you a few laughs. What favorite reads would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments!

Food and Diet
VB6, Mark Bittman 
VB6 stands for “Vegan Before 6”, Mark Bittman’s approach to eating a plant-based diet. With the desire to better his health and reverse heart issues, Bittman decided to eat a fully vegan diet… but only before 6pm. After 6, he could eat what he wanted in moderation. This documents how he was able to lose 35 pounds and help his heart with flexible veganism.

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Crisp Autumn Orchard Sangria

harvestsangriaWhile sangria is typically a summertime indulgence, there’s no reason to abandon this flavorful wine cocktail when fall settles in. Crisp, colorful fruit and warming cider mimic the brightly hued leaves and chilly air of fall. With in-season fruits and your favorite red wine, this is bound to be a crowd pleaser!

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Packable Recipes for the Perfect Fall Picnic

fotor_fallpicnicJust because the weather’s gotten a bit chilly doesn’t mean you can’t have a bit of outdoor fun! With a warm blanket, some fuzzy wool socks and a great big thermos of hot chocolate, you can be on your way to a wonderful fall picnic surrounded by crisp turning leaves and a group of happy friends.

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Healthy, Quick Back to School Lunches

bentoFor many of us, the first couple weeks of school brings new routines, added responsibilities, prime productivity and an end to the freedom that is the summer season. From putting together daily school lunches to starting in on nightly homework time, this time of year brings some new added tasks to your days.

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Save Your Summer Produce with Canning!

cannedberriesIf your gardens grew expectedly well this season, you probably have a lot of extra produce lying around. Unfortunately, there’s only so many friends and family to give your yummy veggies to before they start to go bad. Luckily, we’ve found your ultimate solution: canning!

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