60+ Healthy Recipes That Scream Fall
Do you find yourself bookmarking every delicious healthy Fall recipe you see? Now you can have them all in one place. Here are 60 recipes celebrating the flavors of Fall. Browse through them all, or click on the links below to get to your faves.
Banana Sweet Potato Pancakes
Roasted sweet potatoes mixed into the batter not only adds a warm, autumnal orange hue to these pancakes, but also increases the fiber and offers a soft moistness you'll love.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Offering almost 12 grams of protein and more than nine grams of fiber, this overnight oats recipe takes five minutes to throw together before bed.
Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake
This breakfast recipe couldn't be easier to make — you don't even have to precook the quinoa. Just pour all the ingredients (that you probably already have in your kitchen) in the baking dish, and cook for an hour. Your house will smell like an apple pie factory!
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
If you have ever craved a slice of pumpkin pie for breakfast, this pumpkin pie smoothie is a healthy and sweet alternative that's just as filling as a slice of pie.
Tofu Scramble With Kale and Sweet Potatoes
This tofu scramble is bursting with an addictive savory-sweet flavor, and since it's made with tofu, kale, and sweet potatoes, you can feel good reaching for seconds.
Apple Ring Oatmeal Pancakes
For an adorable twist on the usual pancake recipe, whip up these delicious apple ring pancakes — just 57 per ring.
Apple Banana Cinnamon Smoothie
With only a handful of ingredients needed, this apple breakfast smoothie from celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak is big on protein, calcium, fiber, and vitamins — the perfect way to start a morning.
Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats
These slow-cooked oats are not only comforting on a chilly morning, but they also follow the perfect breakfast formula to help you lose weight.
Carrot Cake Smoothie
Save calories without having to turn on your oven with this smoothie reminiscent of all the warm, spicy flavors of luscious, moist, and creamy carrot cake.
Pancakes don't have to be a breakfast-only meal, especially when it's a stack of these pumpkin pancakes. The maple yogurt topping helps give the dish a sweetness that makes it feel like dessert.
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
You might not be able to enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie every night, but this 280-calorie breakfast will help curb those sugary cravings.
Pumpkin Banana Smoothie
Start your day off with a burst of pumpkin flavor, and whip up this pumpkin banana smoothie that will help keep you satisfied all morning long.
Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
Biting into one of these pumpkin-spice doughnuts will be sure to bring a smile to your face, not only because they're incredibly moist with a crunchy-sugar-coated exterior but also because one doughnut is only 150 calories.
Vegan Apple Coconut Crumble Pie
Slice into a piece of this pie, and you'll find a crunchy almond, oat, and coconut crust, oozing with juicy, sweet apples and sprinkled with a crumbly oat, coconut, and brown sugar topping.
Vegan, Grain-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft, chewy, and only 86 calories per serving, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are vegan and grain-free. Bonus: since they contain no eggs, you can lick the bowl clean!
Banana Oatmeal Crumb Muffins With Avocado
This sweet treat is packed with tons of healthy ingredients: naturally sweet banana for potassium, fiber-rich flax meal instead of eggs, healthy-fat-filled avocado in place of butter, soy yogurt for some protein, and pea protein powder for even more — 5.2 grams apiece.
Mini Caramel Apples
You only need four ingredients: dates, soy milk, apples, and the topping of your choice. These treats on a stick are actually healthy enough to have for a snack. And at 51 calories a piece, go ahead and have a few.
Banana Apple Chunk Bread
Made with less sugar than a traditional loaf, this bread is still so naturally sweet from the bananas, apples, and applesauce that it's perfect for a healthy breakfast (toasted and smothered with crunchy peanut butter — yum!) and delish enough to devour as an after-dinner treat.
Ginger Spice Molasses Quinoa Cookies
Warm, spicy, slightly crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside — meet your new favorite treat, perfect with a cup of hot cider or ginger tea.
Paleo Pumpkin Pie Muffins
These Paleo pumpkin pie muffins are not only gluten- and dairy-free, but they're also light, fluffy, and delicious.
Sweet Potato Banana Bread
Bake this sweet potato banana protein bread up at the beginning of the week, and you'll have a quick, delicious breakfast all week long.
Banana Strawberry Apple Grape Muffins
This is the perfect recipe to warm up your kitchen on a cold, blustery day, and it's sweetened naturally with fruit instead of sugar.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Coconut Bars
If supersweet desserts aren't your thing, look no further than these pumpkin oatmeal coconut bars. Made with whole wheat flour and sweetened with applesauce, they'll satisfy your craving for something cakey, minus the sugar bomb.
Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
This pumpkin pie is raw, vegan, and gluten-free — a win for everyone at the table! With oven space at a premium, you'll love that you don't need to turn yours on for this one.
Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins
As a breakfast on the go, these oatmeal dark chocolate chip muffins do not disappoint — they'll leave you satisfied and full of fiber!
Pumpkin Pie Pudding
Made with high-fiber avocados and high-protein silken tofu, this spoonable treat will satiate hunger, so you can enjoy a 156-calorie bowl and feel completely satisfied for hours.
Made with just dates, soy milk, and vanilla, this creamy caramel is healthy enough that you don't even have to save it for dessert. Serve it up with fruit slices, smear it on crackers for a salty-sweet snack, swirl it into your hot oatmeal or your bowl of yogurt, or add it as a topping on ice cream.
Apple Pear Oatmeal Crisp
Since it's vegan, this apple crisp is lower in fat and cholesterol than the traditional dessert, and the pear addition adds a subtle, sweet twist, plus ups the fiber.
Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Bread
Stock up on your favorite pumpkin puree, and then make a batch of this oatmeal pumpkin spice bread. The oats increase fiber and also add a chewy texture to the bread, resulting in a much denser loaf.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Protein Bars
If you are craving a sweet treat at the end of the night, these protein-packed chocolate chip pumpkin protein bars will satisfy any craving.
Pumpkin Apple Muffins
You'll fall in love with these perfectly spiced muffins after just one bite. And because there isn't any butter (the recipe calls for avocado instead), these are also unbelievably light (and not at all dense like you might think).
Pumpkin-Carrot Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting
These pumpkin-carrot bars are a low-cal alternative to pumpkin pie. Besides, who doesn't love a little cream cheese frosting?
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Enjoy the sweet taste of this pumpkin bread pudding, which happens to be the perfect dairy-free dessert for any upcoming dinner party.
Instead of chopping apples and mixing them into the batter like traditional apple muffins, there's actual apple-pie filling bursting inside each of these moist, cinnamony gems.
Vegan Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins
If all those pumpkin muffins are too hard to resist during the holidays, bake up a batch of these vegan pumpkin quinoa muffins immediately!
If you want to dabble in dehydrating without committing to the heavy artillery, try it out in your oven. These dried apple chips are less expensive and healthier than store-bought options.
Baked Sweet Potato Crisps
If you're vegan, vegetarian, or looking to cut back on fat, this easy appetizer can still be a crowd-pleaser at your next get-together.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls
This recipe offers a healthy dose of protein and fiber, but since these cookie-dough-like balls are rolled in chopped chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds, this snack feels more like a treat.
Striped Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather
You only need a jar of unsweetened applesauce, ground cinnamon, a Silpat silicone baking mat, and an oven to make this sweet and chewy 18-calorie recipe.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Gutting a pumpkin? Don't toss the seeds: roast them up for a crunchy snack instead.
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
At less than 155 calories per serving (including the creamy and spicy chipotle-pepper dip!) with lots of vitamin A, these crisp and satisfying wedges are perfect to bake up the next time you're jonesing for some french-fried goodness.
Tart, aromatic, and smooth, apple butter has a thick, spreadable consistency that's unlike the loose texture of applesauce. It's an obvious condiment for toast with butter on a Fall morning but also works well swirled into oatmeal or used as a filling in cake.
Carrot Cake Protein Balls
Even without the cream cheese frosting, their warm flavor will satisfy your sweet tooth while filling your belly and offering your body the energy it needs to exercise or get through that late-afternoon meeting.
Kabocha Squash Fries
Sweet and nutty kabocha squash rings are baked in the oven for just about an hour, resulting in golden-brown, crispy rings that will make boring old french fries feel so passé.
Squash, Sweet Potato, Carrot, and White Bean Soup
This twist on the always-loved butternut squash soup recipe includes sweet potatoes and carrots for extra fiber and vitamin A, as well as white cannellini beans not only to boost protein but also to add creaminess without a drop of dairy.
Pumpkin Coconut Bisque
This pumpkin coconut bisque tastes so creamy and rich, it's hard to believe that it doesn't contain an ounce of dairy. This is a recipe both vegans and those following the Paleo diet can enjoy!
Butternut Squash Lentil Soup
For 250 calories per serving, each bowl of this slow-cooker squash and lentil soup also offers an amazing 17 grams of fiber and 18.3 grams of protein!
Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup
Add the warming spice mixture of curry to a pot of this butternut squash soup, and your bowl will offer extra metabolism-boosting powers.
Chickpea Coconut Curry With Sweet Potatoes
Craving a little comfort food that won't break the calorie bank? This crockpot dinner involves no cheese and no pizza dough, and I promise it's not deep-fried — but it is warm, savory, and satisfying!
Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili
Butternut squash, kidney beans, and quinoa lay the base for this hearty vegetarian recipe that offers more than 20 grams of protein and 60 percent of your daily recommended fiber in one spicy bowl.
Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito
Roasted sweet potatoes swirling with tender black beans and corn, succulent red peppers, and juicy tomatoes wrapped in a warm whole wheat tortilla make this one delicious and gratifying meal.
Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Sauce and Roasted Mushrooms
Whether you're gluten free, vegetarian, or just looking for light (yet fulfilling) fare, this recipe for spaghetti squash with tomato sauce fits the bill.
Sweet Potato Crust Pizza
The high-protein, vitamin-A-rich crust keeps a nice crunch on the outside and tastes like an extra fluffy mashed potato in the center.
Come in from the cold to a bowl of curried pumpkin with raisins. This recipe is hearty, vegan, and also gluten free!
Roasted Shrimp Over Spaghetti Squash
This play on traditional scampi takes the gluten and pasta out of the equation and offers a tasty Fall vegetable in its place: the spaghetti squash.
Sweet Potato, Apple, and Cinnamon Pancakes
This Paleo recipe features two seasonal staples: sweet potatoes and fresh apples, which make for a potato pancake that's rich in vitamin A — an essential nutrient in keeping your immune system working in your favor.
Baked Pumpkin Ravioli
Enjoy pumpkin for dinner by whipping up a batch of these baked pumpkin ravioli — one serving brings in a whopping 10 grams of protein. Before the idea of homemade pasta scares you off, rest assured this recipe can easily be made with ready-made wonton wraps.
Cumin-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Made without any butter or butter substitutes, this savory side dish will please your vegan-loving friends as well as those trying to watch their waistline — it's only 157 calories per serving.
Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes
No need to wait until Hanukkah to eat latkes! This potato pancake recipe doesn't involve any deep-frying, and it mixes grated carrots with sweet potatoes for a warm and sweet twist.
Gluten-Free Cheesy Veggie "Pasta" Bake
If you can't have gluten, you can still enjoy this cheesy pasta dish. It's not made with gluten-free pasta — oh no! It's made with spaghetti squash and other veggies.
Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese
If you're looking to lighten things up the next time you dig into mac and cheese, opt for this twist on tradition that amps up the nutritional value as it cuts back on calories and carbs.
Cranberry-Pear Wild Rice Stuffing
Made with whole-grain bread instead of the usual white or sourdough, and naturally sweetened with pear, dried cranberries, and freshly pressed apple cider, this stuffing will generate smells in your kitchen that are sure to send your family into autumnal overload.
Black Rice and Butternut Squash Salad
This delightful dish for the eyes shows us that black rice will enhance any plate with its purplish hue.
Spicy Sweet Potato Salad
Be prepared: everyone will be asking you for this tasty recipe, so leave a lunch-size portion at home.
Roasted Butternut Squash
This basic roasted butternut squash recipe is versatile since it can be eaten alone, added to salads or whole grains, or used to make soups.
Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potato
All you need are five common ingredients to cook up a hearty, satisfying, and delicious meal that's low in calories but high in nutrition. It offers almost 35 percent of your daily recommended fiber and over 27 grams of protein.