There’s an abundance of seasonal produce around in October. Seasonal often means more nutritious and better value - important to everyone in these costly times.
For something a bit different maybe try figs with goat’s cheese as a light lunch or starter?
And don’t forget you can use the flesh of your Halloween pumpkin to make spicy soup or stew to keep you warm. Add some protein to it, maybe shredded chicken or some lentils or beans, to help fill you up and give your body what it needs to stay strong.