Fun and Healthy Fall Activities – 10+ Great Activities to Enjoy the Fall Season
With the recent hot weather, I can’t be the only one anxiously looking forward to Autumn!
Not only will the temperatures drop, but all the fun Fall seasonal activities and foods will return soon
Mmm…Fall Food is the best!
Flannels, sweaters, hot tea, stew, pumpkin, Halloween, crunchy leaves, just to name a few.
As much as I love this season, it does bring with it some temptations that, if we’re not careful, can set us back on our health journeys or goals.
It can be easy to curl up on the couch with hot chocolate and baked goods and while away the time watching movies or reading. While these are not inherently bad things (in fact, that’s one of my favorite ways to treat myself or practice self-care in the Fall and Winter), it’s important to practice everything in moderation.
So, I compiled a list of more than 10 fantastic and fun activities to enjoy a healthy Fall season!
Apple & Pumpkin Picking
It may seem obvious, but no list of fun fall activities is complete without apple and pumpkin picking.
Take your family to an apple orchard and pick the tastiest looking fruits or a pumpkin patch where you can have a great time choosing the best pumpkins for a jack-o’lantern.
To make it even more fun, come up with a competition you can play with your family, like who can find the reddest apple or biggest pumpkin.
Carve a Jack-O’Lantern
Now that you have the perfect pumpkin bring it home and get to carving! Let your creative side go crazy making a funny or scary face in your Jack O’Lantern. This is one of my favorite ways to spend time with my kids in Autumn.
As a bonus, roast the seeds using this simple recipe for a tasty snack!
Check this post out to learn more about pumpkin’s health benefits and several unique uses of the classic fall fruit.
Go to Your Local Farmer’s Market
There are several reasons to visit your local farmer’s market.
First, it’s vital for the economy and community to support local businesses and farmers.
Also, the seasonal produce here is much fresher than anything at a grocery store, as the fruits and veggies are minimally processed and often grown without pesticides.
Finally, it’s more ecologically friendly and will lower your carbon footprint.
Cook a Healthy Seasonal Dish
Now that you’ve picked out your apples and pumpkins and made a trip to the Farmer’s Market make a day out of using your fresh produce by experimenting with fun seasonal recipes.
We have a TON of autumn and Halloween-themed recipes here at CleanFoodCrush, like Hot Pumpkin Milk, Pumpkin-Whipped Cottage Cheese, and Air-Fryer Baked Apples.
There’s no way I’ll be able to list all of our delicious recipes, but to get started, here are 2 roundups to check out:
Have your kids join you in the kitchen; it’s a great way to spend time together as a family and exemplify the importance of eating clean food. Here are some tips and recipes for cooking with children.
Have a Day Trip Somewhere Fun
Enjoy the crisp fall air by visiting a nearby site or taking the family on an all-day outdoor activity.
For example, check out the local Botanical Gardens, spend time with the wild animals by visiting your closest city zoo, catch some thrills at an amusement park, or take in the stunning views on a hiking trail.
All these options will get your body moving and provide some necessary exercise; I walked over 5 miles on my last trip to the zoo!
Get Lost in a Corn Maze or Enjoy a Hay Ride