The air is crisp, the leaves are falling – fall is in full swing! It’s a wonderful time of year, but the traditional foods associated with it – apple cider donuts, candy corn, pumpkin pie, caramel apples – are not exactly healthy. We love to take part in the fall festivities as much as anyone, but we don’t believe that means having to sacrifice your health. We’ve gathered all our favorite healthy fall recipes in one place so you can celebrate autumn guilt-free. From breakfast to sweet treats, we’ve got you covered!
The star of fall flavors and many of these recipes – pumpkin – is a winter squash, which we keep off our plates during the Cleanse, but is an amazing addition to your 80:20 meal planning (for more help with meal planning through your Cleanse and into your 80:20 Lifestyle Plan, become a member of Conscious Cleanse On Demand). Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin A, a good source of Vitamin C and Potassium, and full of free-radical fighting antioxidants – a very spooky superfood!
Check out our list of favorite fall recipes below and get on with your fall festivities! Got a favorite autumnal recipe you’d like us to give a Conscious Cleanse makeover? Let us know in the comments below.
Apple Pie Smoothie
This smoothie tastes like apple pie in a glass! Plus, you can enjoy it cold or hot, which is perfect for chilly fall mornings.
Pumpkin Spice Waffles
These gluten-free, grain-free waffles are the perfect autumn weekend breakfast, plus their packed with healthy fiber from the pumpkin purée.
Roasted Vegetable Salad with Delicata and Arugula
Roasted veggies and delicata squash makes this vegan and vegetarian salad full of heartiness and fall flavor.
Autumn Wild Rice Salad
Wild rice is a nutrient dense grain with an amazing nutty flavor. It’s the perfect complement to the crunch of dark leafy greens in this fall-inspired salad.
Spiced Baked Apples
This dessert is a healthy alternative to those tempting caramel apples. It’s so full of flavor you won’t even miss all that extra sugar.
This fudge is dairy-free, vegan, and decadent. Did we mention it tastes like pumpkin pie? Yeah, we think you’ll love this recipe as much as we do.
With love and fall excitement,
Jo & Jules
Would you like more healthy recipes like these? Download our free Healthy Holiday eCookbook. This is a collection of holiday recipes, including Christmas and Hanukkah classics that will make your holiday celebrations happy AND healthy this year.