27 Healthy Fall Recipes

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Enjoying all the delicious fall comfort foods without gaining the fall fifteen is always a challenge – but, we’re here to help! These healthy fall recipes let you enjoy pumpkin, chili, sweet potato, apple, squash and more without feeling any guilt.

Harvest Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes Brussels Sprouts and Sautéed Apples

“One of the top five most popular recipes on my site – is a skillet dinner recipe that happened due to a chance encounter at Trader Joe’s. Had it not been for a fortuitous introduction in the wine aisle, this gem of a recipe might have been lost forever.” -Erin

Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad

“Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad with spinach, dried cranberries, goat cheese, and a simple maple mustard dressing is the perfect salad for fall. It goes great with any meal.” – Maria

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

“A healthy fall recipe for oatmeal breakfast bars bursting with pumpkin spice flavor, walnuts and chocolate chips.” – Demeter

Spinach Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

“This easy vegan garlic spinach and feta cheese stuffed Spaghetti squash Boats recipe is the best healthy and delicious comfort food for fall! They’re cheesy, creamy, dairy-free, gluten-free, loaded with vegetables and even low-carb!” – Bianca

Healthy White Chicken Chili

“Healthy white chicken chili that’s nice and creamy, yet there’s no cream! Made with green chile, chicken, corn and blended chickpeas to make it thick and creamy. This easy white chicken chili recipe can even be made in the slow cooker and is bound to become a new family favorite. Serve with avocado, tortilla chips and cilantro.” – Monique

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

“This Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet is a healthy gluten free meal that is full of flavour and hearty enough to feed your family quickly on busy weeknights!” – Elizabeth

Roasted Carrots with Candied Pecan and Goat Cheese

“My Roasted Carrots with Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese were exactly what I had in my mind when I saw that plate of carrots at the dinner. I’m thrilled I was able to recreate what I had imagined.” – Michael

One Pan Sausage, Butternut Squash and Apples

“This is an easy, healthy weeknight meal! One Pan Sausage, Butternut Squash and Apples is the perfect, easy fall meal. Throw everything on a pan and bake it! It’s also Whole30 and Paleo approved!” – Molly

Healthy Cinnamon Apples

“Healthy Cinnamon Apples are an easy and delicious fall treat. Eat them as dessert, as a healthy snack or even as a side dish with dinner!” – Nora

Healthy Pumpkin Oat Cookies

“These healthy pumpkin oat cookies are more of a nutritious snack than a decadent cookie but they’re still delicious and satisfying. You’ll need less than 20 minutes and just 3 ingredients to make them.” – Deryn

Brussels Sprout, Kale and Apple Salad

“This Brussels Sprout, Kale + Apple Salad is loaded with raw, nutrient-packed veggies as well as a few indulgences. It’s on my Thanksgiving table every single year!” – Nicole

Butternut Squash Chili

“This butternut squash chili is one of my favorite chili recipes! It’s easy and fast (cooks in 30 minutes on the stove), and it’s a great way to incorporate fall favorites like butternut squash into your diet. Great for vegetarians and vegans alike.” – Julia

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

“This Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie recipe is healthy, easy to make, and so scrumptious. The perfect fall recipe and the ultimate comfort food that can be on your dinner table in no time.” – Rena

One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner

“One of my favorite ways to welcome fall is with this One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner. It’s been a reader favorite recipe every fall since I shared it 3 years ago, and my family absolutely loves this meal. It’s easy to make, the flavors are truly delicious, and clean up is a breeze. A must try chicken recipe!” – Jaclyn

Feel-Good Fall Salad

“This Feel-Good Fall Salad recipe is made with the most delicious collection of vibrant, seasonal, simple ingredients. It’s great as a main dish or side salad, and is so cozy and delicious.” – Ali

Butternut Squash and Apple Hash with Sausage

“Start the day with this Butternut Squash and Apple Hash with Sausage! A satisfying, veggie-filled and tasty breakfast.” – Stacie

Fall Harvest Quinoa Salad

“This colorful and healthy fall harvest quinoa salad is packed with butternut squash, brussels sprouts, apples and cranberries. Serve it as a meal or as a side dish at your parties!” – Lisa

Paleo Apple Crisp

“This Paleo Apple Crisp recipe turns a classic favorite apple dessert into a healthier low-carb, grain-free, gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free, etc. treat. You don’t have to feel deprived when you have yummy recipes like this!” – Erika

Stuffed Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Medley

“Stuffed Acorn Squash + Wild Rice Medley features tender roasted squash stuffed with wild rice, mushrooms, spinach, red bell pepper and white beans for a delicious fall inspired meal!” – Julie

Pumpkin Cauliflower Gratin

“This Pumpkin Cauliflower Gratin is the perfect cozy meal for fall! This recipe would also be ideal for any holiday table!” – Sarah

No Bean Low Carb Keto Turkey Chili

“This No Bean Low Carb Keto Turkey Chili is healthy comfort food at it’s best! An easy, weeknight dinner that will please the whole crowd!” – Taylor

Autumn Harvest Bowl

“This Autumn Harvest Bowl is warm, comforting and filled with healthy ingredients. The base is made with arugula and it’s topped with quinoa, sweet potatoes and goat cheese, along with a delicious maple-tahini dressing for tons of flavor!” – Erin

Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza

“But this pizza? Totally swoon-worthy because it all starts with a buttery, bright orange butternut squash (!!!) sauce.” – Dana

Creamy Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats

“Pumpkin steel-cut oats with a super creamy texture! These are the perfect fall breakfast, taste like pumpkin pie and are such a great way to start your day!” – Alyssa

Paleo Cranberry Apple Chicken Thighs with Rosemary

“These paleo cranberry apple chicken thighs with rosemary are such a delicious paleo fall recipe. With organic cranberry juice and dried cranberries, these paleo cranberry apple chicken thighs are an easy and quick paleo dinner that’s elegant enough for company.” – Cheryl

Roasted Squash, Caramelized Fig and Feta Salad

“For the time being though, this salad is my current favorite, and I think it’s pretty obvious why. Hello to honey roasted squash, sweet caramelized figs, and feta cheese. So basically of all my current favorite fall foods!” – Tieghan

Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

“Stuffed Butternut Squash is a meatless meal packed full of fresh flavors inspired by Mexican cuisine. This Stuffed Butternut Squash recipe comes in a handy bowl you can eat too!” – Marion