Healthy Fall Recipes

Nothing says fall like delicious apple and pumpkin recipes. If you're like us, then you're probably trying to incorporate  these fall staples into your diet asap.  Here are some simple and healthy fall recipes for each meal of the day:

 Photo Credit:  Kristina LaRue

Photo Credit: Kristina LaRue

 
 
 

Photo credit: Candice Kumai (author of Cook Yourself Sexy) via Popsugar

 
 
 
 
  Photo credit:  Amanda Plott

Photo credit: Amanda Plott

Breakfast

Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa

Ingredients: 

1 cup quinoa, rinsed

2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

½ teaspoon apple pie spice

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of salt

2 medium apples, shredded

100% pure maple syrup, optional topping*

Directions: 

Bring quinoa, almond milk, and applesauce to a boil in medium pot.

Reduce to simmer and continue to cook for 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.

Stir in apple pie spice, vanilla and salt.

Pour into bowls and top with shredded apples and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Kristina LaRue

Lunch

Apple Cabbage Salad 

Ingredients:

1/2 head Savoy cabbage

1/2 head red cabbage

1 Fuji apple

1/4 red onion

1/2 cup golden raisins

For the dressing:

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

2 teaspoons agave nectar

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Directions: 

Using a mandolin or sharp knife, thinly slice the cabbage, apple, and red onion to resemble extremely fine confetti; transfer to a large bowl.

Add the walnuts and raisins. Toss gently to combine.

In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing.

Top the salad with the dressing. Using salad tongs, mix until evenly dressed.

Recipe courtesy of Candice Kumai via Popsugar

Dinner

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Ingredients: 

1 C. 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree (Not pie filling!)

1 1/2 C. Whole Wheat White Flour

1 Large Egg

1/8 Tsp. Nutmeg

Salt & Pepper to Taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl.

Using your hands, mix everything together to form slightly sticky dough.

Divide the dough into four sections. Roll each section on a lightly floured surface until about 1/2" thick.

Cut the long rolled-out sections to 1" pillows. Dust the pillows with a little flour to prevent sticking.

If you want the traditional gnocchi indentation, gently press the pillows into prongs of a fork.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the gnocchi. Cook in batches if necessary. As soon as the gnocchi begins to rise to the surface, they are cooked (approx. 5 minutes).

Drain and let cook slightly.

Recipe courtesy of Amanda Plott, creator of theskinnyfork.com