Fall Into Fall: Healthy Recipes That Are Here to Stay

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Autumn is officially here, and Fall has finally arrived! The leaves are changing colors, the wind is becoming crispier, and we’re all excited to bundle up in sweaters. Fall also means it’s time for cozy dinners with friends, pumpkin spice lattes (or hot chocolate), picking apples at a farm or pumpkin patch, going on hayrides. Fall offers so much anticipation for the holiday season! It can be hard to stay healthy when you want everything Fall-related that comes your way.

What if I told you there are Fall recipes that not only taste delicious but offer nutritious ingredients? You don’t have to turn down any of these Fall activities just because you’re trying to eat healthier this year. Here are Fall recipes that will keep you full, warm and happy.

Fall is the best time of year to get cozy with friends!

Invite them over for a Fall dinner party or make some Thanksgiving dishes together.

Bake these pumpkin spice muffins from scratch for your next Fall event. They’re vegan and gluten free so they’ll please everyone in attendance (don’t forget to take pictures!).

These apple cider donuts are an easy way to feel like Fall has arrived without going overboard on sugar intake. You can also use Granny Smith apples if you prefer tart flavors. If not, go ahead and try butternut squash puree as well! They freeze well too-just heat them up in the microwave for 15-20 seconds and enjoy!

Fall is also a great season to get outdoors.

Get excited about Fall by going on hayrides, picking apples at an apple farm or pumpkin patch, or enjoying some of this Fall’s other activities. The good thing is that you don’t have to turn down any Fall fun just because you’re trying to eat healthier this year. Here are some healthy recipes for Fall foodies.

If Fall means one item above all others, it might be pumpkin spice lattes (or hot chocolate). Switch your coffee routine with these easy homemade vegan pumpkin spice latte cake pops from scratch perfect for Fall celebrations anytime they strike your fancy.

Fall means apple cider.

These vegan and gluten free baked apples are a Fall staple that will satisfy your craving for something warm, sweet, tart (from the Granny Smith apples), and cozy at any time of year!

This Fall salad hits all the Fall flavors you’re looking for: hearty roasted butternut squash cubes tossed in a maple cinnamon dressing topped with almonds or walnuts. It’s also versatile. You can top it with different fruits such as strawberries or blueberries to change up this Fall dish even more.

But if pumpkin spice lattes aren’t your thing, try these homemade healthy hot chocolate recipes instead! They use ingredients like cocoa powder, nut milk, vanilla extract, and spices like cinnamon.

Fall also means burgers on the grill!

These turkey burgers are easy to prepare ahead of time or cook up in a pinch for when you want Fall food but don’t feel like cooking or have run out of ingredients (it happens).

Fall is known as apple season because apples come from an abundance of trees during this Fall activity. Apples can be made into pies, sauces, jams…even cider! Try these recipes with your favorite type of fruit to keep things interesting.

If Fall brings back memories for you too, try baking some pumpkin pie brownies that taste just like Grandma’s thanks to warming flavors reminiscent of fall desserts past such as maple syrup, vanilla extract and dark chocolate.

Fall also means cooler weather

Fall also means cooler weather and that can only mean one thing, it’s time to wear your favorite Fall sweater! It doesn’t have to be Fall for you to pull out those sweaters. If the temps are cool enough and you’re feeling like Fall, go ahead and break them out right now. Here are some Fall basics when it comes to clothing accessories as well so scroll down if this is something you need more inspiration on.

This season brings a whole new series of food adventures waiting for us around every corner in stores or local farmers markets. Whether we want apples at an apple farm or pumpkin patches while going on hayrides with friends…Fall offers so much anticipation for the Fall season. It is also a great time to get outdoors and go on Fall hikes, picking apples or pumpkins at an apple farm, going berry picking in the Fall or finding some of this Fall’s other activities (like hayrides)!

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Author Bio: Thomson is a creative writer, psychologist, who never defines happiness instead choosing to leave to the individual to determine one’s happiness. Follow him on instagram to keep up with clear insights of people’s behaviour.

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