What I'm Eating: Healthy Fall Favorites

The air is cool and crisper (even here in Southern California). The leaves are turning their beautiful fiery colors before fluttering to the ground. And pumpkins are appearing on doorsteps and in window displays at all the stores. Fall is finally here and everyone is welcoming the change of the season with open arms and hungry bellies.

What I'm Eating: Healthy Fall Favorites

I especially love fall. As a Maine girl by birth, fall has always been an important season to me. The change of season signified new starts and coming changes. Plus, the cooler temperatures and darker days made for the perfect excuse to snuggle under a blanket with some hot tea and a good book.....or cuddly kiddo. With the blankets, tea, and hoodies, I also find myself longing for the flavors of fall when the first bright red leaf hits the ground.

I'm a big believer in eating seasonally (for so many reasons), but fall especially has a distinct flavor palate that is just delicious as well as nourishing. Squash, pumpkins, hearty meats, and earthy spices flavor the season and get everyone geared up for the holidays. I am no different in longing for these festive fall flavors and purposely cook with the lovely seasonal ingredients that fall brings. While there are many many amazing cozy recipes to indulge in this season, here are a few of my favorite healthy fall recipes that I've been eating as I flop around in hoodies and cozy slippers.

What I'm Eating: Healthy Fall Favorites

Savory Pumpkin Soup

(gluten free, dairy free, Whole30 friendly, Paleo, nut free, vegan/veg friendly)

What I'm Eating: Healthy Fall Favorites

Soft Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies

(paleo, grain free, gluten free, dairy free)

What I'm Eating: Healthy Fall Favorites

Slow Cooker Paleo Pumpkin Chili

(Paleo, dairy free, nut free, grain free, gluten free, Whole30 friendly) 

Image credit: Real Food Whole Life

Image credit: Real Food Whole Life

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

(Paleo, vegan/veg friendly, dairy free, nut free, gluten free, grain free)

What I'm Eating: Healthy Fall Favorites

One Pan Sausage, Potatoes & Pepper

(Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, nut free)

Image credit: Eat Your Beets

Image credit: Eat Your Beets

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash + Apple Soup

(Paleo, dairy free, nut free, vegan/veg friendly, Whole30 friendly, gluten free, grain free)

What I'm Eating: Healthy Fall Favorites

 

No-Bake Two-Bite Pumpkin Cheesecakes

(dairy free, Paleo, gluten free, grain free)

Image credit: The Cast Away Kitchen

Image credit: The Cast Away Kitchen

One-Skillet Shepherd's Pie Stir-Fry

(Whole30 friendly, Paleo, grain free, gluten free, nut free, dairy free)

What I'm Eating: Healthy Fall Favorites

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

(vegan/veg friendly, Paleo, dairy free, nut free, gluten free, grain free)

What I'm Eating: Healthy Fall Favorites

Stuffed Pumpkin

(gluten free, nut free)

Image credit: Raising Generation Nourished

Image credit: Raising Generation Nourished

Warm Kale Salad with Pomegranate & Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potatoes

(gluten free, vegan/veg friendly, dairy free, Paleo, Whole30 friendly, nut free, grain free)

What I'm Eating: Healthy Fall Favorites

 Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash

(vegan/veg friend, Whole30 friendly, Paleo, dairy free, grain free, gluten free, nut free)

What I'm Eating: Healthy Fall Favorites

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What I'm Eating: Healthy Fall Favorites