15 Healthier Fall Recipes to Get You Excited About Cooking

15 Healthier Fall Recipes to Get You Excited About Cooking

With cool days on the way, we’ve rounded up some healthy fall recipes for recharging after a busy work-at-home day or spending more time indoors. Dig into nourishing comfort foods, savor seasonal fruits and veggies, and dust off your pressure cooker. These meals are easy to make, satisfying, and filled with fall inspiration.

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1. Baked Oatmeal Cups With Raisins and Walnuts

baked oatmeal cups with raisins and walnuts | healthy fall recipes

Wake up to warm aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla in conveniently portioned baked oatmeal cups for a ready-to-go breakfast.

Get the recipe at Openfit.


2. Pumpkin Overnight Oats

pumpkin overnight oats | healthy fall recipes

Get into the PSL spirit with a nicely spiced pumpkin overnight oats recipe you can eat warm or cold, sweetened with only two teaspoons of maple syrup.

Get the recipe at Openfit.


3. Cottage Cheese Pancakes

cottage cheese pancakes | healthy fall recipes

Take advantage of that stay-at-home flexibility and have a relaxed breakfast. (Or save these protein-packed pancakes for the weekend.) They only take about 20 minutes to make. Feel free to add a side of your favorite fall fruit.

Get the recipe at Openfit.


4. Hearty Omelet with Mushrooms, Tomato, Bacon, and Cheddar

hearty omelet | healthy fall recipes

Kick-start your day with a power omelet packed with 44 grams of protein or have this easy-to-make dish for lunch. During cooler months, there’s nothing like a warm meal in the morning.

Get the recipe at Openfit.


5. Healthy Vegan Tofu Scramble

vegan tofu scramble | healthy fall recipes

Add some bite to a nourishing tofu scramble with earthy spinach and cauliflower rice, two vegetables that flourish in cool weather. Pair it with roasted sweet potatoes or butternut squash for a filling fall feast.

Get the recipe at Openfit.


6. Kale Salad With Carrot Ginger Dressing

kale salad with carrot ginger dressing | healthy fall recipes

Lightly dress this kale salad made with toasted chickpeas and pumpkin seeds, cranberries, beets, and avocado for an autumnal cornucopia. Tip: Cut back the oil to 4 teaspoons.

Get the recipe at Love & Lemons.


7. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad | healthy fall recipes

Toss apples, thinly shaved Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and Parmesan cheese for a delicious chopped salad packed with fall flavor. Scale back the oil to 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons if you’re making 8 servings.

Get the recipe at Two Peas & Their Pod.


8. Instant Pot White Bean Chicken Chili

white bean chicken chili | healthy fall recipes

Fall in love with your Instant Pot all over again and whip up a flavorful chicken chili perfect for cozy dinners.

Get the recipe at Openfit.


9. Mexican Quinoa Stew

mexican quinoa stew | healthy fall recipes

Enjoy a plant-based, vegan, and gluten-free stew filled with Mexican spices and heat from both jalapeno and cayenne peppers. It’s packed with veggies and flavor!

Get the recipe at Cookie + Kate.


10. Garlic and Shallot Baked Pork Chops

garlic and shallot baked pork chops | healthy fall recipes

Serve these juicy baked pork chops with some roasted seasonal vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, or a fresh salad.

Get the recipe at Openfit.


11. Baked Chicken Breast

baked chicken breastbaked oatmeal cups with raisins and walnuts | healthy fall recipes

Pair baked chicken breast with roasted vegetables, or slice it up on top of a salad. This versatile dish is great for dinner and lunch the next day. In fall, it’s a perfect pair with your favorite warm spices like cumin and paprika.

Get the recipe at Openfit.


12. Ginger Soy Flank Steak with Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Sweet Potato

ginger soy steakbaked oatmeal cups with raisins and walnuts | healthy fall recipes

Eat a rainbow of beautiful fall colors with a tasty marinated steak for a satisfying weeknight dinner. If you have leftovers, slice the steak over a salad.

Get the recipe at Openfit.


13. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

butternut squash mac and cheesebaked oatmeal cups with raisins and walnuts | healthy fall recipes

Crush a serious mac-and-cheese craving with this healthier version of Trader Joe’s freezer fave that appears sometime during fall. It uses whole-wheat noodles for extra nutrition, but feel free to swap in your favorite pasta.

Get the recipe at Skinnytaste.


14. Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

butternut squash soupbaked oatmeal cups with raisins and walnuts | healthy fall recipes

Ladle out some sweet and tasty soup made with this popular fall squash. It’s loaded with nutrients, including vitamins A and C, potassium, and manganese. You’ll love the pumpkin seed garnish!

Get the recipe at Openfit.


15. 30-Minute Vegetarian Meatballs

vegetarian meatballsbaked oatmeal cups with raisins and walnuts | healthy fall recipes

Roll up some versatile vegetarian (and gluten-free) meatballs you can use in a yummy lunch bowl or a plate of pasta and sauce. They’re crave-worthy cool-weather comfort foods. The base is cauliflower, quinoa, and eggs — but you can customize the spices.

Get the recipe at Pinch of Yum.