Fall is upon us, which means new seasonal flavors are in your future. Some of the popular ingredients you'll see include: pumpkin, apple, squash, brussel sprouts, cranberries, beets, parsnips and more.
But don’t be intimidated about where to start when it comes to incorporating them – we rounded-up 10 quick and flavorful fall recipes for breakfast, snacks and dinner. And, best of all, they’re healthy and balanced. Scroll on for the inspo.
The Best RD-Approved Fall Recipes
1. Apple Omelet with Cheddar Cheese
I bet you’ve never thought to add apple to your morning omelet! Not only does it add nutrition, but it also adds a hint of sweetness. Give it a try!
2. One Pot Tomato Pumpkin Pasta
Don’t we all love one pot dishes that expedite the preparation and clean up process? Add some pumpkin flavor and extra nutrition to your favorite pasta recipe for an easy weeknight meal.
3. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Lemon and Pecorino
Need a quick side dish? This shaved brussels sprout salad is ready in 10 minutes, and is lightly dressed with almonds, pecorino Romano cheese and lemon juice.
4. Pumpkin Cranberry Energy Bites
These healthy energy bites offer a quick, no-bake snack option that you can also freeze for later!
5. Garlic Turmeric Crispy Parsnip Fries
Try something new with these crispy parsnip fries. They provide an easy way to introduce a new vegetable to kids and adults alike, plus they pair well with your favorite dipping sauce.
6. Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola
Here's a delicious, fall-inspired snack you can enjoy by the handful that'll have your kitchen smelling delightful.
7. Sweet Potato, Beet and Quinoa Breakfast Scramble
This veggie-packed breakfast scramble is a great way to start the day and incorporates some beneficial beets into it too!
8. Instant Pot Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Butternut squash is a great addition to macaroni and cheese because it gives a creamy texture and blends well with cheese and pasta dishes. (Alternatively, if you don’t want to include an Instant Pot recipe, try this Butternut Squash Dessert Smoothie.) Have a sweet tooth after dinner? Whip up this healthy butternut squash dessert smoothie with butternut squash, banana, coconut milk, cinnamon and vanilla!
9. Pumpkin Pie Protein Overnight Oats
Adding vegetables into your breakfast couldn’t be easier than with this pumpkin overnight oats recipe. Make it the night before for a no-fuss, portable breakfast in the morning!
10. Butternut Squash Shakshuka
In just 25 minutes, you can make this butternut squash shakshuka, comprised of eggs poached in a spiced butternut squash sauce, for an easy vegetarian and gluten free meal.