5 Healthy Recipes to get you ready for Fall
I know that the transition from summer to fall can be rough. Gone are the trips to the beach or pool, margaritas outside at happy hour and perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes at the farmers market. But there are some pretty great things about fall as well — pumpkin, for example, not to mention all the apples and hearty greens that start showing up at the market.
To help make the seasonal transition a little easier, here are 5 of my favorite recipes that will get you excited about cooler temperatures.
Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes
These Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes are a healthier twist on the breakfast favorite. Standard pancakes are often made from refined white flour, which can leave you feeling hungry again a couple of hours after your meal. In contrast, these Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes contain a good source of protein to keep you fueled until lunch. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Making your oatmeal taste like pumpkin pie is as delicious as it is healthy! Pumpkin puree and spices add flavor without adding fat. Crunchy pecans and a touch of maple syrup add the finishing touches. Get the recipe.
Apple and Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut squash is so good on its own, that barely any seasoning is needed. This recipe is so simple and easy. Get the recipe.
Honey-Roasted Carrots and Beets
Not only will you get to enjoy the beauty and flavors of these fall vegetables, you’ll also be getting their impressive health benefits: both beets and carrots contain fiber, vitamins A (especially carrots), K, and C and minerals like folate, magnesium, and potassium. Get the recipe.
This simple stuffing is loaded with sweet apples and cranberries and topped with pine nuts. It tastes great warm or cold. Get the recipe.