These 21 Scrumptious Fall Recipes Will Keep You Healthy, Too
The fall season brings with it perhaps the most delicious fare of the year. Enjoy fall recipes that focus on sweet potatoes, apples, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, squash, and a host of other fruits and vegetables courtesy of Mother Nature’s bounty.
Get your mind, body, and soul in the autumn mood with this deliciously pure apple butter recipe. Not only will your body love the guilt-free spread but your house will luxuriate in the apple and cinnamon aromas.
Shepherd’s pie is reminiscent of heavy, comfort sustenance in the thick of cool weather months. However, this recipe gives the dish a light, vegan twist, without stinting on the comfort aspect.
I mean, if this title isn’t convincing enough, I don’t know what is!
Brussels sprouts make for a fuss-free side dish in autumn, and are ideal for the plant-based dieters out there, simply because they fill you up without weighing you down. This recipe adds a little zest and crunch to the mix.
What I love about this recipe is that it maintains the appeal of a potato gratin – warm, dense, and creamy – but makes each bite far more satisfying for the conscience.
There are spaghetti squash noodles and there is spaghetti squash pizza. Alas, there is more to do with spaghetti squash than live up to its namesake. Try out this pizza for a lighter, lower-carb alternative to regular pizza.
This Brussels sprouts recipe takes a more sophisticated turn with a sherry wine reduction. The result is a dish that combines plant-based bulk with sweet, sour, and sensuous flavors.
The traditional caramel apple may appear healthy – it’s mostly an apple, after all – but is often overwhelmed by the caramelized sugar coating and various sweet toppings that the apple itself no longer offers a redeeming quality. This recipe for raw, refined sugar-free caramel apples magnifies the nutrition and taste of the apple base. Plus, it’s kid and parent-approved.
I’ll take any excuse for a lower-carb chip, and this baked carrot chips recipe is a delicious fill-in for the deep-fried, white potato-based original.
This is the only recipe in the list that features animal protein. This recipe for Mexican turkey soup is a great way to reuse leftover turkey after either Thanksgiving or Christmas feasts.
11. Homemade Kimchi
With cabbage in season, it’s the perfect time to make kimchi, a naturally fermented Korean side dish that will boost your gut health and immunity.
Here’s your new go-to morning muffin! It’s vegan and infused with sweet potato flavors.
Did I mention it’s vegan, too? You don’t need white flour, white sugar, and lots of both to achieve that crave-worthy crisp atop tender, aromatic apples.
14. Vegan Pear Bread
A slice of this pear bread makes for a healthy snack or breakfast. It’s based in whole-wheat flour and fresh pears, sweetened with turbinado sugar, and boosted with cinnamon, vanilla, and lemon.
Shaved Brussels sprouts provide more texture to the average salad, and you’ll get those coleslaw vibes without the mayonnaise. This recipe features fresh mint, red pepper flakes, lemon, and parmesan cheese.
When the weather cools down, cooked grains step up to provide the bulk we all need to get ourselves through the fall and winter seasons. In this recipe, the ancient grain farro is used as a base for a mac and cheese-like dish that is as cheesy as the original.
17. Vegan Pear Pie
Who said apple pie is the end all, be all? Two can play that game. This vegan pear pie is like apple pie, only better.
18. Carrot Soufflé
Soufflé just got a lot less chocolate-y and a lot more autumnal with this root vegetable version.
This list wouldn’t be complete without a boozy addition.
Nothing warms the senses like soup does, and this vegetable soup is no exception.
I tend to stick to the same salad, each and every day, but every so often I crave more inventiveness that reflects seasonal ingredients and challenges my palate. Enter this unique cabbage salad that uplifts the senses whilst grounding the spirit.
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