From hearty butternut squash beef stew and cheesy chicken corn chili to fluffy pumpkin pancakes and kid-friendly whole wheat pumpkin muffins, these healthier fall recipes are seasonal favorites we love. I hope you and your loved ones enjoy them, too!
Fall is in full swing! I love this time year and a large part of that is due to the cozy and comforting recipes we cannot seem to stop making when the weather begins to cool down. Today I’m sharing a roundup of healthy fall recipes we love making this time of year including everything from savory Instant Pot dishes (I’m looking at you, butternut squash beef stew!) and crock pot recipes (heeey cheesy chicken corn chili!) to delicious side dishes and pumpkin-packed breakfast favorites!
I hope one of the recipes below pops out at you to enjoy this fall!
12 Healthy Fall Recipes
This lightened-up Instant Pot Butternut Squash Beef Stew is a warm and comforting meal packed with flavor, vegetables and nutrients from velvety butternut squash that melts into the broth for a thick and delicious stew.
This recipe for Easy Cheesy Crock Pot Chicken Chili is packed with warm Mexican flavors amid a deliciously creamy base. It doesn’t sit heavy in your stomach but manages to fill you up with comforting, nutritious ingredients. Fun fact: This recipe took first prize in the “Non-Traditional Chili” category at a chili cookoff we attended! It’s perfect for busy weeknights and lazy Sundays and is always a crowd pleaser.
This Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chicken Curry is an aromatic and perfectly savory fall-apart chicken curry recipe made with a base of light coconut milk and mashed butternut squash that gives it a velvety, creamy texture.
This recipe for an easy Vegetarian Chickpea Curry is made with lots of vibrant and nutritious vegetables and is a nourishing meal that tastes fantastic on its own or served on top of warm, fluffy rice.
This recipe for Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins is made with simple ingredients that come together to make a dozen of the fluffiest and tastiest whole wheat pumpkin muffins. Lower in sugar than many pumpkin muffin recipes, these whole wheat pumpkin muffins are kid-friendly and make a wonderful snack on a chilly autumn day.
This recipe for Oatmeal Pumpkin Protein Pancakes is a warm and comforting breakfast recipe sweetened with honey and made with old fashioned oats, pumpkin, eggs and cottage cheese.
A naturally sweet, warm and comforting breakfast, this Pumpkin Paleo Oatmeal is the perfect way to start your day. Made with a combination of egg whites, almond milk, flax seeds and pumpkin, it’s a voluminous Paleo and Whole30-friendly dish that will fill you up without weighing you down.
DESSERTS + SWEET TREATS
This Pumpkin Icebox Cake is a sweet and creamy dessert that is easy to make and overflowing with cinnamon and pumpkin flavor. Simply whip up a batch of homemade cinnamon pumpkin whipped cream and layer it with Biscoff cookies for a festive fall dessert everyone will love!
This Oatmeal Apple Crisp is all kinds of easy — so easy that you’ll find yourself making it again and again this fall season! It’s fantastic on its own but even better served on top of creamy vanilla ice cream.
Pumpkin spice lovers, buckle up because these Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats are a deliciously sweet treat you’ll want to make over and over again this fall! With only five ingredients, they’re easy to make and simple enough to whip up for a last-minute fall party.
SIDES + SNACKS
A sweet, salty and deliciously moist cornbread, this Winning Cornbread Recipe is the perfect accompaniment to a hot bowl of chili or chicken noodle soup. It’s a crowd-pleaser (a chili cook-off winning recipe!) and this easy cornbread recipe is even worthy of serving along with your Thanksgiving dinner!