14 Healthy Fall Recipes

Try these seasonal fall recipes this weekend.

Fall on the Esplanade photo by Melissa Malamut

Fall on the Esplanade photo by Melissa Malamut

Fall is the season for apple picking, pumpkin carving, and eating delicious foods with seasonal ingredients. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, family, or friends, these fall-inspired recipes will warm you up on a cold day.

1. Maple Glazed Chicken Breasts

via Eating Well

This maple chicken recipe is a great main dish that will impress your guests. Be sure to marinate the chicken in the maple syrup at least two hours before you begin cooking to get a rich, maple flavor.

2. Homemade Maple Granola 

via Shape

This healthy granola recipe is a great addition to your low-fat Greek yogurt or oats. Try stirring in cranberries after the granola is cooked for a sweet addition.

3. Maple-Sweetened Pumpkin Muffins with Oats

via Cookie and Kate

These fiber-rich whole grain muffins go perfectly with your morning coffee. A helpful tip is to measure the pumpkin puree by packing it into a dry measuring cup and leveling the top instead of using a liquid measuring cup.

4. Maple Apple Crisps

via The Fit Cookie

This gluten-free recipe is perfect for a snack or dessert. Use pure maple syrup to sweeten the crisps instead of sugar.

5. Pumpkin, Cranberry, and Goat Cheese Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

via Once Upon a Cutting Board

This is the ultimate fall salad. Make sure to cut the pumpkin into cubes before roasting. The pumpkin can also be hard to cut through, so use a large sharp knife.

6. Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

via Girl Verses Dough

This recipe is perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or even a late night indulgence. If you desire an extra crunch, top the loaf with roasted pumpkin seeds.

7. Fall Oatmeal Power Bowl

via Lunch Box Bunch

Oatmeal, apple spice, and pumpkin seeds, oh my. This delicious, vegan fall inspired breakfast will definitely get you energized for your day.

8. Ham, Swiss, and Apple Wraps

via The Food Network

This recipe is a perfect lunch for on-the-go eating. Make sure to use plain Greek yogurt in the sauce.

9. Caramel Apple Popcorn

via Grand Baby Cakes

When it’s cold outside, curling up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a movie is the perfect weekend activity. Instead of indulging in buttery popcorn, try this sweet, but healthy alternative.

10. Squash-Apple Turnover

via Cooking Light

These turnovers use two fall ingredients, apple and squash, and are a great side dish or appetizer. If you want to add a little tartness to the sweet squash filling, try using Jonagold apples.

11. Browned Butternut Squash Couscous

via Chow

This is a perfect fall-inspired recipe that can be served as a side dish or a main course. You can cook the couscous in either vegetable broth or water. If you choose to use vegetable broth, opt for a low-sodium option.

12. Butternut Squash Pudding

via Rachael Ray

This is a perfect dessert on a cool fall day. The simple recipe has only five ingredients. Try using plain Greek yogurt with a dash of pure vanilla extract instead of whipped cream.

13. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

via Spark People

This recipe is great for lunch or dinner, especially on those extra cold days. You can use a low-sodium chicken stock or make it vegan with a low-sodium vegetable stock.

14. Garlic-Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Wheatberry Salad

via Eats Well With Others 

This is a wonderful salad to add to any dinner this fall. This vegan delight is so colorful you might not even want to eat it.