Delicious, Fresh Foods for Your Menu This Season

Posted: September 17, 2021 1:03 pm

The wondrous Fall season brings in a variety of delicious seasonal foods ranging from apples, figs, butternut squash, grapes, passion fruit, beets, lettuce, kale, and so many more fresh fruits and veggies. All these options can be a bit overwhelming especially when you don’t know where to begin with meal selections. Luckily, there are thousands upon thousands of tasty Fall recipes you can begin trying out this September.

You’ll be able to take full advantage of these fresh fruits and vegetables this season, adding a bunch of new recipes to your seasonal menu. With the following list of scrumptious Fall recipes, you can begin making meals this season for you and your loved ones. Here are 12 recipes you’ll absolutely enjoy eating and want to share with others.

1. Carrot Cake Pancakes

Who doesn’t love a nice, hot stack of pancakes in the morning? These Carrot Cake Pancakes will help you start your Fall mornings off on a good foot. Topped with a delicious cream cheese drizzle, these pancakes are packed with sweetness!

Recipe:

  • 1 1/3 cup oat flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3/4 cup oat milk
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger, freshly grated
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt

Maple Cream Cheese Drizzle:

  • 2 tbsp. cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2. Pumpkin Overnight Oats

Pumpkins are one of the first things we think about when on the subject of Fall season. Overnight oats are very fast and convenient to make. Moreover, these Pumpkin Overnight Oats are packed with nutrients and amazing flavor. This is another Fall item essential for starting off your day.

Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • 1/2 cup oat milk or any milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tsp. hemp seeds

3. Grapefruit Ginger Smoothie

For a refreshing beverage, the Grapefruit Ginger Smoothie will give you a boost in energy and help you stay healthy. Grapefruit and ginger are both powerful foods for detoxing. Additionally, this smoothie is absolutely delicious!

Recipe:

  • 1 large pink grapefruit
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled
  • 2-inch fresh ginger
  • 3-4 Medjool dates, to taste
  • 1 cup probiotic yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. maca powder
  • chia seeds, for topping

4. Egg Zucchini Noodle Salad

Zucchini is another great veggie you can find an abundance of this Fall season. This Egg Zucchini Noodle Salad is truly one for the books! The effort really comes in when making the tasty vinaigrette. Each ingredient complements this salad wonderfully.

Recipe:

  • 1 medium-sized zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes

Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tbsp. cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. of water
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of dill, fresh or dried
  • pinch of red pepper flakes, optional

5. Easy Chicken Parmesan

For something a bit more hearty, Chicken Parmesan makes for a filling Fall dinner. Enjoy this meal on a chilly September night. It’s sure to fill your stomach and warm you up!

Recipe:

  • 2 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup whole grain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • Himalayan salt, to taste
  • 4 tbsp. tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano

6. Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

Have a taste for acorn squash? Acorn and butternut squash are very common vegetables for the Fall season. When prepared correctly, you can make a delicious, creamy squash soup. However, there are other things you can do with your squash like making yummy Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash.

Recipe:

  • 2 acorn squash
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Wild Rice Stuffing:

  • 1/2 cup wild rice blend (uncooked)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 ribs celery
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley

7. Easy Vegan Pumpkin Lentil Curry

Curry is a great meal to have with rice, crackers, bread, or your staple food of choice. This Pumpkin Lentil Curry is hot and spicy. It’s also great for a cold sick day, ensuring to clear your sinuses right up!

Recipe:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil or sesame oil
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. red curry paste
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup red lentils, dry
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup toasted salted cashews, optional
  • fresh cilantro, optional

8. Zucchini Garlic Bites

Another zucchini meal you’ll enjoy this September are these scrumptious garlic bites. Once you have one of these bites, you won’t be able to stop eating them. Hot and flavorful, filled with melted Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, these garlic bites will have your mouth watering!

Recipe:

  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • tomato sauce, for dipping

9. Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

If you need another pumpkin fix, try these sweet Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins. You can make these tasty treats on a cold, chilly day. Impress your family and friends with this baked dessert. These muffins are sure to be the highlight of your Fall season.

Recipe:

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin spice mix
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Filling:

  • 1 cup low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice

10. Apple Pie Energy Bites

Cake bites have become more and more popular. And, these Apple Pie Energy Bites are sure to be a favorite in your sweet treat menu. Moreover, these bites don’t require any baking which makes them especially convenient!

Recipe:

  • 1 cup apple chips, dried apples
  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/3 tsp. allspice

11. Pumpkin Spice Latte

Many frequent their local Starbucks for one of these deliciously tasty Pumpkin Spice Lattes. However, you can make an equally yummy spice latte yourself by following the recipe below. Each sip will put a smile on your face and some energy in your mornings.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coffee or 1 shot of espresso

12. Matcha Green Tea Latte

Matcha has been around for quite some time. However, Matcha lattes have become more popular throughout time. This green tea powder offers a healthy source of caffeine and a host of other nutritional benefits. Green tea is excellent for boosting your immune system. Coupled with oat milk and honey, you’ll really love the taste of this Matcha Green Tea Latte.

Recipe:

  • 1 tsp. matcha green tea powder
  • 1-2 tbsp. hot water
  • 3/4 cup oat milk
  • maple syrup or honey, to taste