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6 Fall Recipes You Need To Make This Season. Quick, Easy, & (Mostly) Healthy!

     

There’s something so cozy about fall. Cool weather, warm drinks, mouthwatering pumpkin pies, cinnamon, clove, spices that make you want to take a deep breath. We love fall because it just has a refreshing feeling that can only compete with the transition from winter to spring.

Most fall dishes require meticulous work peeling apples, roasting pumpkin (or, let’s be real – opening a can), delicately rolling and shaping pie crust. Real talk – sometimes we don’t have the time to slave in the kitchen for hours making the perfect meal. The good news is you can capture the flavor and essence of fall in some quick, easy, (mostly) healthy dishes that we’re confident you’ll love.

Banana Maple Yogurt Parfait
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Greek yogurt is really healthy, packed with protein, and when you add banana, maple syrup, and a your favorite chopped nuts, you have sweet, savory, healthy go-to snack! Just throw all the ingredients into a cup, add a spoon, and enjoy!

Healthy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffin
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You can’t deny you’ve been tempted by those delectable desserts in the case at your local coffee shop. Well here’s your healthy alternative. These cheesecake muffins are a delicious gluten free muffin recipe with a cheesecake center and perfect for a fall snack!

Spiced Cranberry-Pear Sauce
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This is a real-deal cranberry sauce. No cans or gelatinous messes here. Not only is it super quick and easy to make, but it’s so much more exciting and delicious than the jellied mess we ate as kids. Between the tart cranberries and the sweet pears and the subtle blend of spices, this is a Thanksgiving side dish is going to be a staple at your Thanksgiving parties for generations to come.

Butternut Squash Hummus
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Move over chickpeas, you’ve got a new contender for delicious hummus! Roasted squash can make a deliciously unique fall dip. This dip is great for those fall and winter season parties when you want to have the dish that has everyone begging you for the recipe!

Apple Crisp Stuffed Baked Apples
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Ok… we’ve been on a health kick for the last couple of recipes. Now it’s time for the dessert. These apple crisp baked apples are magic. Take half the apple, core it, and top it with an oat-‘n’-brown sugar mixture. Toss it in the oven and apples don’t get much better. Make a lot or just one, whatever you need! If you just NEED a healthy quality so that you’re not just eating dessert, remember you’re getting tons of fiber from the apples and oats.

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes
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Both grain free and gluten free, these pumpkin pancakes make the perfect breakfast or easy, tasty on-the-go snack. If you want to maximize healthiness, eat them plain. But if you have a little bit of a sweet tooth, some maple syrup won’t hurt!

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