Circa 2013 when I first moved to Albany and pumpkins were my only friends, kind of…
Hey, there sassy friends! If I have not already told you, Happy Fall! I love this time of year because of the food, fall-weather and of course the festivities. It seems like no matter where you look, there is an activity to attend, an apple to eat or pick and a pumpkin spice latte in someone’s hand. Speaking of, we will be attending Drink Albany tonight to visit some of my favorite local vendors, including Nine Pin & Fin. We will also be heading up to Stratton’s Brew Fest to continue our Fall Festivity filled weekend on Saturday. If you are going to either, hope to see you there!
Since it is now October, and it is starting to feel like Fall, I figured I’d bring you some of my favorite things that I am loving (or will be loving soon) this time of year. Feel free to chime in below in the comments to let me know what you are loving this Fall season!
These are a few of my favorite things…
Apples & Pumpkins
The fall air is so refreshing this time of year, and I am not ready to submit to winter, so what better way to do that then getting outside. I love supporting local farms, and pick your own is a fun way to do so. Find some near you here!
And by fall snacks, I mean everything pumpkin….
Pumpkin Greek Yogurt by Siggi’s
Need I say anymore? So delicious without being fake or sickeningly sweet. Not to mention, there are 15 grams of protein per serving, jackpot! Dear Siggi’s, please leave this flavor year-round, sincerely, Sassy.
Cinnamon & Spice Pumpkin Seeds from Superseedz
Don’t mind my severely callused hands from Crossfit 🙂 I don’t like grips, sorry not sorry!
As I was passing this booth at Expo East, they sucked me in by saying “want to try some pumpkin seeds.” They gave me the cinnamon & sugar, and now I’m hooked. So good and crunchy.
Homemade Pumpkin Cookies
I have been making these cake-like pumpkin cookies for YEARS now. Probably since they were posted in 2013. They turn out like small pumpkin cakes and happen to be gluten-free, even though nobody knows it (unless they know my dietary needs.)
Check out the recipe here, it is not my own creation, although I use maple syrup instead of honey and white chocolate when I don’t have dark chocolate.
I’m not a fan of pants. As Matt Bellasai would call them, they are “leg prisons.” When you have muscular legs, or just legs in general, you understand. Leggings are way more forgiving and comfortable than normal pants, the end.
Now that it is getting cool out, my leggings are making a comeback to my everyday wardrobe. My boss allows it. So, let’s take a look at a few I’m obessed with.
I hate selfies, but here ya go! I’ve been told my butt looks quite good in these, you’re welcome!
I found these guys thanks to the ladies at Girls Gone WOD Podcast (check out ep. 171 & 179). It is a solely crowdfunded company, so they don’t make more than they need. You back a product, and once it’s fully funded they ship it to you, otherwise, you get your money back!
I have the 7/8 pants in Rasberry and Emerald. AND, I just ordered their new Roam hoodie! As an ambassador for them, I have a 15% off code for you, thesassydietitian15. Have at it over on Four Athletics site!
Not so great picture, but these lulus are the softest, most flattering pair of leggings I own.
While on the pricey side, these suckers hold up. I am in love with the Align pants. I am all of 5’4″ and usually look for 7/8 pants if I can so I can avoid the dreaded tailoring of my pants. Oh look, some are on sale now, check them out!
Wild Card: Primally Pure Lip Balm
Pumpkin and leggings made sense to be to be a fall favorite, but this seemed left field, maybe? I was writing this post and putting on this lip balm and felt like it was worthy of a sassy shout-out.
Find Lip Balm here
I am NOT a makeup gal by any means. I literally forget to put it on 99% of the time and when I do it takes me 1 minute and then I stare at the eyeshadow and wonder how people use it….yeah, not me. However, it’s getting colder and dryer out and my lips get chapped man! Found Primally Pure thanks to my mama, and I am IN LOVE with their lip balm.
I’m currently using the Cocoa flavor and it only has 3 ingredients. THAT’S IT! Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Cocoa Butter. It goes on smooth, stays on nicely and makes your lips feel extra smooth. You know, for eating more food, or maybe kissing someone special, whatever floats your boat!
What’s In Season? October
I like hanging out with squashes….don’t you?
Keep in mind I live in Upstate NY so it may differ depending on where you live.
|Acorn Squash||Delicata Squash|
|Butternut Squash||Sweet Potatoes|
Let me hear from you! What do you love about Fall and what are some of your favorite things?
ps. Shout out to my follower who sent me the link for this shirt (here) No idea how I don’t own it yet!!