It’s simply the best.
Crisp mornings. Crunching leaves. Football (er, tailgating and wearing Michigan gear or complaining about my Fantasy team). Cider. Scents of cinnamon, pumpkin, campfires. Sweaters. Boots! Amber ales. Long walks outside.
PUMPKIN FLAVORED EVERYTHING.
One of my favorite things about fall is fall cooking. Roasting veggies, simmering soups, dragging out the slow cooker to make warming, good-for-you meals…heaven.
I love eating. I love cooking.
Here are some of my favorite fall recipes from around to internet to cook and eat. All vegetarian, many vegan and gluten free, and all realllllllllllllllly delicious. Most of what I cook is healthy but I fiercely believe that everyone needs a healthy dose of treats.
My two favorite chili recipes are Joy the Baker’s Spicy Vegetarian Chili and Cookie & Kate’s Sweet Potato Chili. Both staples in our home. If you’re really feeling it, go ahead and make Joy’s Jalapeno scones to go with the chili. I dare you.
Another great and easy soup is Two Peas and Pod’s Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup. Maple roasted chickpeas on top. Nuff said.
Fall always makes me eat tons of sweet potatoes and squash. Here are a few delicious options:
Quinoa with Caramelized Butternut Squash and Roasted Brussels Sprouts – incredible as a side or main dish (btw, can we talk about how it’s “brussels” sprouts and not “brussel” sprouts? I never knew that until today…mind blown).
Easy sweet potato burritos are an easy venture into vegetarian food.
If you’re not afraid of butter, eat this Sweet Potato Gnocchi immediately. Or if you are afraid of butter, consider this the perfect time for exposure therapy. My favorite way to have it prepared is by my husband 😉
And, if you’re REALLY not afraid of butter, try these decadent twice-baked sweet potatoes.
And I definitely won’t forget about breakfast.
Or just buy a donut.
P.S. Favorite healthy fall recipe of yours? Please post below in comments – I’m always looking for great new eats 🙂