Contrary to popular belief, the best thing about fall isn’t the beautiful changing leaves, the pumpkin-scented candles, or the ridiculously soft and comfy sweaters. It’s the food, and these fall recipes are proof.
Now is the perfect time to put your cold salads on hold while you enjoy all the warm and cozy options fall has to offer. Whether you’re looking for some healthy new weeknight dinners, mouth-watering desserts, or breakfasts so good they’ll make you hop out of bed in the morning, these are the 10 best fall recipes to start with.
10 Healthy Fall Recipes to Try This Season
Add a satisfying crunch to your squash by coating it in this nutty mixture that includes hemp hearts, raw hazelnuts, cashews, walnuts, and nutritional yeast.
This pasta gets a fall twist thanks to the sauce made of pumpkin purée, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes, as well as plenty of savory spices.
These veggie burgers were made for fall. They’re packed with Brussels sprouts, apples, chickpeas, and quinoa—aka a healthy combo you didn’t know you needed until now.
Hummus, but make it seasonal. This creamy mix is loaded with butternut squash, chickpeas, and other healthy ingredients. It also gives you more than 5 grams of protein per serving.
This parfait is so good you won’t believe it’s healthy. It’s made from bananas, non-dairy milk, pumpkin, and spices, then topped with a fluffy coconut whip.
This pizza is topped with a handful of fall-approved vegan staples. The first layer is a creamy butternut squash sauce, then it’s finished with onions, broccoli, and plant-based ground beef.
If you’re already obsessed with pumpkin spice lattes, try the seasonal trend in oatmeal-form. This warm and cozy breakfast smells just as great as it tastes thanks to ingredients like pumpkin purée, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spices.
Apple crisp can be healthy with some smart ingredient swaps. This vegan and gluten-free version is naturally sweetened and doesn’t contain any refined sugar whatsoever.
You can’t go through the season without having pumpkin pancakes at least once. Made with whole wheat flour, pumpkin purée, and pumpkin pie spice, they’ll literally melt in your mouth.
Don’t worry: This autumn salad doesn’t contain any greens. Instead, it has sweet potatoes, apples, cauliflower, and grains for a cozy twist.