Fall recipe roundup
Fall foods can be incorporated into breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But, I find many people get in a rut with making the same meals so I’ve rounded up a list of creative recipes so you can mix things up this fall!
Pumpkin is full of fiber, and the best part is that it comes in a can so you don’t have to actually cook a pumpkin to reap its benefits. This heart healthy breakfast can be made in the morning, but if you want something ready-to-go, you can prepare it in the crockpot, let it cook over night, and it will be ready to serve in the morning. I have become more of an oatmeal fan over the past few years when I discovered how many different recipes and ways I could prepare it. Also, for someone who loves the fall and everything pumpkin I must say this recipe is my favorite. It only contains 5 simple ingredients: quick-cooking rolled oats, milk (or milk substitute), pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon.
Try it. I promise this will change your mind about oatmeal forever.
Who knew you could make an easy, yummy, and decadent fall smoothie that actually tastes like apple pie? Smoothies are a convenient way to get good nutrition in today’s fast-paced world. Spice things up! With the fall season here, incorporate a tasty treat like this on busy mornings to make you rethink how yummy and filling smoothies can actually be. So no excuses, skipping breakfast during the week should not be an option with this recipe!
Sweet potatoes are one of my go-to foods in the fall (well, and the whole year). This breakfast will keep you full throughout the morning because it’s packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats. This burrito has a little bit of everything and is ultimately delicious.
Warm up with this healthy and delicious soup recipe! Utilize all your freshly grown vegetables from your garden - okay or just buy them at the store - and turn it into a delightful harvest meal. Soups are one of the easiest and delicious ways to get a nutritious meal during the day.
Recipe by Rachel Ray
Salads are not just for the summer. There are delicious ways you can incorporate them into your fall meal routine. This is the perfect way to whip up a quick and healthy lunch on busy weekdays.
Looking for an easy way to get omega-3s? Try this heart healthy and protein packed dinner! Aim to eat fatty fish at least twice per week. This recipe is great because it has a sweet kick to it!
Casseroles don’t have to be unhealthy, and they’re a perfect way to get in a variety of vegetables in one meal.
Pasta can be healthy too! Choose whole-wheat pasta for more fiber and serve with veggies, beans, and a healthy sauce. You can also choose one of my favorite pastas, Banza, which is made from chickpeas and is packed with protein. This is the perfect, cozy fall meal to keep you and your family full.
This post was co-written by Lainey Younkin, MS, RD, and guest blogger, Jessica Chisari.