Fall recipes include some of the best flavors & vegetables out there however oftentimes they will be used in much heavier dishes this time of year. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite fall recipes using those incredible ingredients we all know & love yet that still remain on a healthier, lighter side. Two appetizers, two main dishes, & 1 dessert later, you’ve got your meal prep for the week complete with these delicious dishes!
Starter Salad: Fall salads are some of the most flavorful salads you can create. Using seeds, spices, & vegetables that are in season allows for a multitude of flavors to shine through as seen in this Squash & Goat Cheese Salad. Made with just 5 simple ingredients this is one salad you don’t want to pass up.
Starter Soup: Butternut squash is one of our favorite foods to enjoy throughout fall. While it is a bit tricky to chop on your own, most grocery stores offer fresh cubed butternut squash in the produce aisle. Enjoy it cubed with some garlic olive oil in the oven for about 45 mins (350F) or in a soup as we did in this Butternut Squash Curry recipe that we’re absolutely obsessed with.
Main Dish “Pasta”: It’s incredible the amount of pasta alternatives there are in the world today. Using a spiralized vegetable is one of our favorite ways to swap out the carbs for a healthier option. Our healthier Carbonara recipe features spiralized squash tossed in a butternut squash sage sauce. We’ve tried this sauce recipe on both regular pasta & on these veggie noodles & we truthfully enjoy it way more with the squash “noodle” flavoring!
Main Dish Rice Bowl: You may be sensing a theme with our ingredients throughout these five recipes: coconut, curry, squash, etc. Yet while some may contain a few of the same ingredients all are extremely versatile in taste. This recipe for a Coconut Curry Rice Bowl takes a break from all of the squash to highlight another one of falls specialties: the sweet potato.
Dessert Cookies: Swapping out ingredients in recipes may seem like a daunting task but is truthfully pretty simple. Skip the granulated sugar & opt for coconut sugar (there’s that coconut again!), toss the flour & instead use oat flour, & use pink Himalayan salt instead of regular table salt. All three make a huge difference in the end & actually add a ton of taste to your recipe. We’re loving these Almond Butter Sugar Cookies which swap out most regular sugar cookie ingredients for more flavorful, better for you options. They’re incredibly easy to make & the end result is perfection if you ask us!