Fall is the time when we want to pull on our sweaters and pull out our baking mitts to whip up some yummy treats and comfort-food for our families. We love all the flavors of fall—pumpkin, apples, beets, and squash, to name a few. Using local, fresh, in season ingredients will add mega flavor to dishes, while keeping fat and calories low.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite fall recipes for you to try this season. These are sure to be a hit with your whole family, and your waistline!
Your family will love seeing their dinner served out of a large pumpkin instead of a bowl or pot with this unique dish. Pumpkins aren’t just for carving in this main dish that is full of vegetables and spices, making it a healthy, hearty meal everyone can enjoy.
Using seasonal vegetables like beets and carrots this salad packs a decent dose of fiber and can be made in advance. A salad dressing of oil, vinegar ,and goat cheese keeps the dressing lower in fat but full of flavor. Did we mention it has goat cheese? We are making this one asap.
Nothing says fall comfort food like a turkey pot pie. This soup from Skinnytaste has all the flavor without the guilt of a traditional pot pie. Using fresh potatoes, celery, mushrooms, and onion, this soup packs in a ton of flavor that will bring everyone warmth and a full tummy on a cold fall evening.
Take a break from the Halloween candy and make this yummy treat for your kids, and for yourself. Using fresh apples, peanut butter, and chocolate chips, this easy Delish recipe, has protein and fiber, without all the sugar of traditional desserts. Serve up this snack after school and avoid an afternoon sugar crash.
There’s nothing scary about the nutrition facts in this fall treat. Healthy pumpkin oat muffins are topped with better-for-you cream cheese frosting, making these muffins full of fiber, flavor and festiveness!
There’s no reason you can’t enjoy the delicious flavors of fall while staying healthy. Being mindful of your eating habits while subbing out better for you ingredients can keep flavor high while keeping fat and sugar low. Share one of your favorite fall recipes with us in the comments below. Let’s make this fall the best yet!