Healthy Fall Recipes

Posted on Oct 17 2012 - 1:58am by Demelza Young

Healthy Fall Recipes

As we dive deeper into fall, the evenings grow cooler and the days shorter.  Sometimes it feels as if we don’t have as much time to get things done during the day.  I’ve found that turning to simple recipes like soups or meals that utilize my slow cooker can help me save time in the kitchen.

The bountiful produce that’s available paves the way for hearty, comforting dishes that I never think to make during the summer months.  I like to take advantage of the nutritious dark, leafy greens; squash; and crisp apples that are in season when considering what to purchase for weekly meals.

I mentioned that soups are some of my favorite dinners to make as the weather cools off.  It’s easy to make a big batch early in the week so I have lots of leftovers to enjoy.

If you have some extra time on your hands, you could try something a bit more elaborate like baking stew in pie pumpkins.  This adds a little festive flair and is sure to impress company.

Another family-friendly dinner is sloppy josephines, which are a great vegetarian twist to an old childhood favorite. As well, kids love fun vegetarian recipes like these squash boats, made from acorn squash and apples.

If pasta is more your style, you might consider:

For some reason, fall breakfasts call to mind images of oatmeal, breads, muffins, and pancakes for me.  When it comes to baked goods, pumpkin is the obvious ingredient of choice but don’t forget that it’s apple season, too!  Here are some delicious fall breakfast ideas:


Demelza Young is a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University. Her current plans are to attend graduate school and to study clinical psychology in the hopes of one day working with eating disordered patients.

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  1. Malia October 17, 2012 at 6:03 am -

    Great selection of recipes!  Thanks :-)
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  2. Tamara October 17, 2012 at 10:09 am -

    These sound so good. I love apple butter just havent made it I will have to try it this week when making jam Thank you.
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  3. MamaBreak October 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm -

    thanks for these great ideas!

  4. jheylo October 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm -

    they all sound really yummy. I should bookmarke this so my husband can cook some of it hehhehehe. i never tried vagetable chowder yet but it sounds delish…. my son loves clam chowder 😀

  5. Linda Kinsman October 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm -

    Thanks for all the recipes. I want to make the Fall Vegetable chowder. :-)
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  6. Sue Invegas October 17, 2012 at 1:33 pm -

    These sound great! Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Alaina Bullock October 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm -

    Thses sound wonderful! Especially the Creamy Vegetarian Parmesan Soup…so many great recipes!! Thank you!!

  8. Pam October 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm -

    What a great variety of recipes!  Shared on Facebook and Pinterest.   Thank you
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  9. Melinda Dunne October 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm -

    Thanks for posting all these recipes! My son and I were just talking about making pumpkin bread or even zuccini bread this week. I love making fall comfort food. 

  10. jheylo October 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm -

    a good meal that we should try. i can't wait to try some of these. i'll have my husband cook this recipe 

  11. Jennifer Williams October 17, 2012 at 8:47 pm -

    I love when meal planning just falls in my lap and I do not have to search for the recipes myself.  Thanks, there are severel here I want to try.

  12. Brooke October 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm -

    I love seeing so much with apples.  I love this time of year!

  13. Bobbie October 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm -

    I love doing posts like this, I do them a lot at Dishin. But I love reading others more. I have a few good recipes to add to my list. Thanks hun!

  14. Tiffany Cruz October 18, 2012 at 4:18 pm -

    What great looking recipes. You're really making me kind of hungry.

  15. Amber Edwards October 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm -

    Oh My! My mouth is watering already!!! Those recipes are looking mighty amazing. I think I'm going to start with the apple recipes and try to work my way through a good amount of this list. 

    But I think I need some people to come help me eat it all! lol. Party at my house!!

  16. Kelly R October 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm -

    I would love to try the Broccoli rigatoni, I think I would start with this recipe

  17. Ashley S October 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm -

    I love fall recipes. Chili is one of my favorites to have during the fall!

  18. jheylo October 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm -

    it's windy here in my place right now and soup would be good

  19. Melody October 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm -

    Great list of recipes!  I'll be coming back here to find some great additions to my meals!
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  20. Motherhood on the Rocks October 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm -

    These look so yummy! I can't wait to try some.

  21. Tosh October 18, 2012 at 11:08 pm -

    Those recipes sound yummy! I especially want to try Broccoli Cheese Potato recipe! 

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  22. Diane N - Philzendia October 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm -

    We love soups and stews so I'm loving this compilation of recipes.  

  23. Bless October 19, 2012 at 1:11 am -

    Thanks for sharing all these wonderful fall recipes.

  24. Amanda Tempel October 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm -

    I am going to  make the broccoli and cheese potato one 😀 – These are some awesome recipes. Thanks for sharing them!
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  25. jheylo October 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm -

    yummy and tasty recipe. perfect for this cold season

  26. MamaBreak October 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm -

    Yum! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Dr Prem October 23, 2012 at 5:41 am -

    Great recepie. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Shan October 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm -

    AWESOME, thanks!! I'll be trying a few for sure!!
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