It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Cool weather, weekends full of football, and don’t get me started on all the fall food options. Speaking of, the combo of sweater weather and great food tends to do a number on our waistlines. That’s why I’ve put together a roundup of my most popular healthy fall recipes.
Now you can enjoy the season without all the calories!
Healthy Savory Fall Recipes
Our brain is wired to counter sweet with savory so check out a soup or lower calorie side dish below.
Rotisserie Chicken and Dumplings
Homemade Greek yogurt dumplings in a rotisserie chicken soup that’s easy, delicious, and great reheated!
Full recipe: Pressure Cooker Rotisserie Chicken and Dumplings
Butternut Squash Fries
To make these, swap butternut squash zig zags (available at Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and others) for carrots in my air fryer carrot fries recipe.
A beefy, hearty soup that’s loaded with cheddar cheese in every bite.
Full Recipe: Pressure Cooker Cheeseburger Soup
Green Chile Pumpkin Pasta Casserole
Might seem like a strange combo but trust me—readers love this one!
Full Recipe: Pumpkin Pasta Casserole
Crispy Cast Iron Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
SO much flavor in one side dish. A must try for brussels sprouts lovers!
Full Recipe: Cast Iron Brussels Sprouts
Hash Brown Casserole
A lightened up spin on the classic holiday side.
Full Recipe: Easy Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Full Recipe: Crescent Roll Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie
Creamy Taco Soup
Okay, it’s not the most “Fall” thing on the list, but this taco soup is high protein, high volume, has tons of veggies, and even more flavor. Even better, it’s as easy as throwing everything in a big pot and stirring.
Macros per serving: 210 calories, 18 grams of protein, 23 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fat
Full recipe: Creamy Taco Soup
Bacon Mac and Cheese
If you have a pressure cooker and haven’t made mac and cheese in it yet, now’s the time to change that.
Full Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese
Easy Frito Chili Pie
A 3-ingredient one-pan chili on top of lower calorie oven baked “Fritos” and topped with reduced fat cheddar. This is perfect for cool weather when you need a meal to feed the whole family. Thanks to the chili, each serving is super filling.
Macros per serving: 439 calories, 41 grams of protein, 54 grams of carbs, 9 grams of fat
Full Recipe: Lower Calorie Frito Chili Pie
Healthy Fall Breakfast Recipes
If I’m honest, the following recipes probably aren’t all that fall themed. There are apple pie oatmeal cups and donuts, pumpkin pie donuts and pancakes, and all kinds of traditional fall recipes in the first section above. When I thought about a fall breakfast, I thought about a hot and savory breakfast with eggs, bacon, potatoes, and cheese.
So, that’s more or less what you’ll find below.
Homemade Breakfast Sausage
This is one of my favorite recipes on my blog. You can use super lean ground chicken or turkey so make virtually fat free chicken sausage that has the same amazing flavor you get from fatty pork sausage (thanks to my breakfast sausage seasoning).
Full Recipe: Homemade Ground Chicken Breakfast Sausage
Combine the chicken sausage from above with a few ingredients and my Greek yogurt biscuits and you have a healthy biscuits and gravy alternative.
Full Recipe: Healthy Chicken Sausage Gravy
Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Pizza
It’s like a bacon egg and cheese biscuit in pizza form. Need I say more?
Full Recipe: Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit Pizza
Low Carb Cauliflower Grits Breakfast Bowls
These breakfast bowls are super filling and easy to make. If you struggle with mid-morning hunger, ya gotta try this recipe.
Macros per serving: 265 calories, 17 grams of protein, 9 grams of carbs, 17 grams of fat
Full Recipe: Low Carb Breakfast Bowls with Cheddar Grits
Egg and Chorizo Breakfast Casserole
If you’d like a breakfast in bulk recipe, I can’t think of many better options than this chorizo breakfast casserole. With spicy lower calorie chorizo and creamy egg whites wrapped in a crescent roll crust, it’s hard to go wrong.
Macros per serving: 305 calories, 24 grams of protein, 19 grams of carbs, 15 grams of fat
Full Recipe: Egg and Chorizo Breakfast Casserole
Full Recipe: Low Fat Pumpkin Biscuits
Pumpkin Spice Granola
Not to toot my own horn, but my protein granola recipes are some of the best you’ll find.
Full Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Protein Granola
Bacon Wrapped Breakfast Log
Cheesy hash browns and eggs wrapped in bacon. I mean, do you need to know anything else? And look at the macros!
Macros per serving: 150 calories, 20 grams of protein, 10 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fat
Full Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Breakfast Log
Cheesy Hash Brown Muffins
Similar to the breakfast log, we’re looking at cheesy hash browns and eggs baked into single serving breakfast muffins. The recipe includes a meatless variation as well.
Macros per serving: 82 calories, 10 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fat
Full Recipe: Cheesy Hash Brown Breakfast Muffins
Healthy Fall Desserts and Sweets Recipes
Let’s dive into the meat of this roundup—desserts and sweet treats.
A reader favorite, these apple fritters are perfect for your fresh picked apples.
Full recipe: Healthier Baked or Air Fried Apple Fritters
No Bake Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
One of my household’s dessert staples to have in the fridge.
Full Recipe: No Bake Pumpkin Pie Protein Cheesecake
Pumpkin Banana Bread Protein Muffins
These muffins are arguably the most positively reviewed recipe on my blog. Seemingly everyone who’s tried them has loved them.
Macros per serving: 141 calories, 11 grams of protein, 19 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fat
Full Recipe: Pumpkin Banana Bread Protein Muffins
Banana Bread Cake
Perfectly moist and fluffy banana bread cake covered in cream cheese frosting. And if you need a lower carb option, this cake tastes amazing without the frosting.
Macros per serving: 124 calories, 9 grams of protein, 21 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fat
Full Recipe: Banana Bread Cake
Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal Bites
Taste the flavors of fall without the calories with these protein bites.
Macros per serving: 65 calories, 7 grams of protein, 8 grams of carbs, 0.5 grams of fat
Full Recipe: Pumpkin Banana Oat Protein Bites
Pumpkin Spice Protein Donuts
What better way to have pumpkin spice than in protein donut form?
Macros per serving: 95 calories, 13 grams of protein, 9 grams of carbs, 0.3 grams of fat
Full Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Protein Donuts
Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal Cups
I guess these could technically fit in the breakfast category below. But when you add the glaze on top, they make for a really satisfying sweet treat.
Macros per serving: 107 calories, 7 grams of protein, 13 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fat
Full Recipe: Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal Cups
High Protein Carrot Cake
Full Recipe: Protein Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
All right, that’s plenty of fall recipes to keep you busy this season. If you try any recipes, don’t forget to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @mason_woodruff with your re-creation.