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The 10 Best Healthy Fall Recipes: more than just Pumpkin!

Oct 5, 2017

From apples to pumpkins to butternut squash, tons of foods come into fashion during the fall due to how incredibly ripe and delicious they become. To kick off October, Elements of Rockville Centre has some incredible fall recipes for you to try!

Elements of Rockville Centre’s Top 10 Healthy Fall Recipes

1. Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

For an excellent fall meal that’s both hearty and healthy, give this butternut squash and carrot soup a try. The ingredients don’t call for any meat, but adding some shredded chicken gives it a boost in protein and flavor.

View the recipe here.

2. Harvest Bowls

Harvest bowls are all the rage on Delish (you may know them from those tantalizing, step-by-step recipe videos you’ve seen on Facebook). They have a bounty of vegetables, fruit, chicken and brown rice, with an apple cider-based dressing. Not to mention, they’re perfect to bring on-the-go.

Check out the recipe here.

3. Carrot Salad with Mushrooms and Herbs

Carrots, mushrooms, beets and more combine to make a colorful, flavorful meal that brings a festive feel to any table. Top with a tangy lemon dressing.

Try this recipe.

4. Apple-Honey Chicken Drumsticks

In this Elements of Rockville Centre favorite, sweet apple cider meets salty soy sauce to create an incredibly flavorful glaze for chicken legs. The glaze tastes great just about anything else, too.

See the recipe here.

5. Almond Oat Pie Crust

Try substituting that regular old flour and butter-based pie crust for one made of oats and almonds. You may not think so, but it’s actually easier to make. Add the filling of your choice, and you’ve got yourself a healthier dessert option.

Recipe available here.

6. Fall Veggie Fajitas

Since there are so many great seasonal vegetables this time of year, we’re including as many as we can in this list of fall recipes. These fajitas also include some thinly-sliced steak and chili lime sauce.

Find the recipe here.

7. Spaghetti Squash Hash with Bacon and Kale

Spaghetti squash is typically used as a healthier alternative to pasta, but in this case, it’s turned into a morning favorite. Add some egg, bacon and kale, and you’ll be eating this for breakfast all autumn long. It also happens to be gluten-free which will prevent unhealthy cravings throughout the day.

Follow this recipe.

8. Sweet Potato Pizzas

This one’s simple: it’s pizza with crust made from sweet potatoes. Seriously, when you use perfectly fresh sweet potatoes and the sauce of your choice, it rivals a traditional pie fresh from your favorite pizza parlor.

Recipe is here.

9. Spicy Pumpkin and Cheddar Orzo with Arugula

If you’re into trying something a little bit out of the ordinary, the pumpkin-cheddar combo is the dish for you. You may be surprised at how well the two flavors complement each other.

Here is the best recipe.

10. Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin and chocolate? It almost sounds too good to be true, but the ingredients are all healthy, making this a guilt-free fall treat.

We’re big fans of this recipe.

We hope these fall recipes can add some festive flair to your meals this season. If you have some recipes you think we’d like, feel free to share them with us!

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