Healthy Fall Recipes

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Healthy fall recipes this season.

Fall is one of the best times of the year, not only because of the beautiful foliage outside, but pumpkins in healthy fall recipes also because of the fun recipes that you can make! The downside to many of these recipes is that they can be incredibly unhealthy, even if they do taste great. The good news is that you can still join in the fun of cooking during the fall, and it can be healthy! All you have to do is explore new recipes that involve healthier ingredients that are lower in calories and more nutritionally balanced. Remember, just because something is healthy doesn’t mean it tastes bad, and in many cases it will actually taste better! Explore the healthy fall recipes below and you might find your new favorite fall foods.

1. Pumpkin Whip:

– 29 oz can pumpkin pie puree
– 8 oz Cool Whip lite

All you have to do to make this low-cal recipe is mix these two together! A 1/2 cup serving is only 133 calories, and it’s packed full of vitamin C. What’s even better about this recipe is that it takes EXACTLY like pumpkin pie, but it’s something you can enjoy without the thick crust that’s usually on this dish. It’s also a great dish to serve as a dip at parties. Just make sure you serve with graham crackers rather than cookies.

2. Candy Corn Parfait:

– Mini Orange Slices
– Crushed Pineapple
– Fresh Whipped Cream

Some people say that your eyes eat just as much as your stomach, and if that’s true, this parfait is going to satisfy your need for candy corn! Start out with a clear cup (because you’ll want to see the end result in all its glory), and all your ingredients in separate bowls. Tart out by putting some of your pineapple on the bottom of the cup so that the surface is covered. After that, layer on your oranges until the cup is 3/4 of the way full. Plop on some fresh whipped cream after that, and top off with a few pieces of delicious candy corn. Everyone will love this, including kids!

3. Homemade Apple Chips:

– Apples
– Cinnamon

Apples are in abundance during the fall and they are affordable as well. Take as many of these as you can, and wash them off. After this, core them through the middle and remove all of the seeds. Next, use a sharp knife to cut rings that are around 1/4″ thick (or bigger if you like chewier). Sprinkle on some cinnamon (skip this if you don’t want cinnamon), and then place in a dehydrator for 5 hours (but check at the four hour mark to see how they are doing). Once finished, ENJOY! These are one of the best healthy fall recipes that are definitely addictive snacks that are low in calories and they are not packed full of the chemicals that apple chips at the grocery store normally have.

4. Pumpkin Pancakes:pumpkin pancakes for healthy fall recipes

– 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (pumpkin puree)
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– 1.5 cups almond milk
– 2 egg whites
– 2 tbsp brown sugar
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp nutmeg
– 1/2 tsp ginger
– 1 tbsp baking powder
– 2 cups whole wheat flour

These pancakes will definitely get you in touch with fall, all without the guilt of eating high-calorie pancakes. Start by mixing your wet ingredients and dry ingredients in separate bowls. Once that’s done, slowly mix in the wet with the dry until everything is well combined. When you’re ready, lightly grease a skillet with olive oil and once it’s at medium heat, pour some batter on. Cook on each side until golden brown and enjoy with fresh whipped cream, or alone!

5. Pumpkin Spice Latte:

– 2 cups vanilla almond milk
– 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup
– 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
– Sprinkle of cinnamon
– 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
– 2tbsp instant espresso
– 2 packets of natural sweetener

Another pumpkin recipe? Yes! Pumpkin is so worth enjoying during the fall, not only because it brings you into the season, but because it’s so healthy. If you love pumpkin spice lattes but not the calories, then try out this recipe. All you have to do is put all of your ingredients into a sauce pan on medium. Let it cook for 3 minutes while stirring, and then put it in your blender for a few seconds to get it nice and frothy. Once you’re done, pour into a coffee cup and enjoy.  As this delicious low calorie beverage has only 70 calories per serving!

Any of these healthy fall recipes are going to get you in the mood for pumpkin picking, hayrides and can be shared with your friends, family and neighbors. The best part is that they aren’t terribly bad for you and have nutritional value, so you don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying them. Chances are high that these will become your staple healthy recipes for fall in the future!

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