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Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won't be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavor.

One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables

Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won’t be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavor.

Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won't be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavor.

Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won't be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavor.

Fall is in full swing, which means lots of in-season vegetables! There’s Brussels sprouts, beets, potatoes, and lots of hearty squash. Spaghetti squash is on repeat for dinner in our home this winter!

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There is no better way to cook vegetables than roasting. It brings out all the flavors and crisps them up nicely. No one at the dinner table will be able to resist! This recipe for roasted fall vegetables requires just one-pan (easy clean-up! yay!) and is the perfect side dish for a weeknight dinner. You could also double the recipe and serve it on your Thanksgiving table!

Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won't be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavor.

One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables

Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won't be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavor.

Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won’t be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavors.

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  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 medium beets, washed, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray or oil.
  2. Place all vegetables on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until all vegetables are tender.
  4. Serve alongside dinner.

 

Enjoy these comforting, delicious healthy fall dinner recipes in the cooler weather! These are perfect to feed a crowd or a weeknight dinner for the family.

8 Healthy Fall Dinner Recipes

Enjoy these comforting, delicious healthy fall dinner recipes in the cooler weather! These are perfect to feed a crowd or a weeknight dinner for the family.

Enjoy these comforting, delicious healthy fall dinner recipes in the cooler weather! These are perfect to feed a crowd or a weeknight dinner for the family.

Enjoy these comforting, delicious healthy fall dinner recipes in the cooler weather! These are perfect to feed a crowd or a weeknight dinner for the family.

It’s officially November! Which means if you weren’t already putting pumpkin in everything and dusting off your slow cooker, it’s time to start now.

Isn’t fall great? The weather is not too hot, not too cold, the trees are all changing colors, and cool nights are spent watching a movie with the family drinking hot chocolate. It’s the perfect time of year!

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The best part, though, may be the food. Cooler weather means hearty comfort food. Think soups, chilis, roasted veggies, and all the squash. That doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy! All of these healthy fall dinner recipes are delicious and nutritious. They’re great for serving for a dinner party or just to the family on a cozy weeknight. Enjoy!

1. Pumpkin Pasta

Enjoy these comforting, delicious healthy fall dinner recipes in the cooler weather! These are perfect to feed a crowd or a weeknight dinner for the family.

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Enjoy these comforting, delicious healthy fall dinner recipes in the cooler weather! These are perfect to feed a crowd or a weeknight dinner for the family.

3. Easy Pumpkin Chili

Enjoy these comforting, delicious healthy fall dinner recipes in the cooler weather! These are perfect to feed a crowd or a weeknight dinner for the family.

4. One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner by Cooking Classy

Enjoy these comforting, delicious healthy fall dinner recipes in the cooler weather! These are perfect to feed a crowd or a weeknight dinner for the family.

5. Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Cranberries and Kale by Well Plated by Erin

Enjoy these comforting, delicious healthy fall dinner recipes in the cooler weather! These are perfect to feed a crowd or a weeknight dinner for the family.

6. Autumn Minestrone Soup by Cooking Classy

Enjoy these comforting, delicious healthy fall dinner recipes in the cooler weather! These are perfect to feed a crowd or a weeknight dinner for the family.

7. Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad by Little Broken

Enjoy these comforting, delicious healthy fall dinner recipes in the cooler weather! These are perfect to feed a crowd or a weeknight dinner for the family.

8. Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing by The Seasoned Mom

Enjoy these comforting, delicious healthy fall dinner recipes in the cooler weather! These are perfect to feed a crowd or a weeknight dinner for the family.

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

Zucchini Taco Boats (gluten-free, grain-free & a vegetarian option!)

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

What’s your family’s favorite vegetable? For us, it’s zucchini! It’s a vegetable I feel good cooking because I know my kids will actually eat it. Don’t you love when that happens?

This summer we’ve been enjoying lots of zucchini since it’s so fresh, especially where we live in south Louisiana. Our favorite zucchinis are the ones my mom sends us from her garden. There really isn’t anything quite like garden-fresh vegetables! Especially when you know they’re grown with lots of love.

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Since my kids love zucchini so much, I’ve learned to prepare it in my different ways, from baked parmesan zucchini to zucchini chips to (our favorite!) zucchini spaghetti noodles. This Zucchini Taco Boats recipe is one I can add to my list now!

This is an easy dinner that’s ready in about 45 minutes and packed with vegetables. It’s gluten-free, grain-free, and can be made vegetarian if you choose to use beans instead of ground meat. All the flavors you love about tacos stuffed into fresh zucchini – the whole family will love it.

I hope you get to make this dinner soon; it’s easy, healthy, and so delicious. Let us know what you think!
These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

Zucchini Taco Boats (gluten-free, grain-free & a vegetarian option!)

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 zucchini boats
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

  • Oil for cooking
  • 4 zucchini
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey, or 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels, canned or frozen
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (or your favorite cheese)
  • Salsa and cilantro for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9×13” casserole dish.
  2. Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise. Use a spoon or a melon baller to scoop out the flesh in the middle of each zucchini. Place zucchini in the casserole dish.
  3. In a large skillet, warm a little oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and jalapeño; cook for 5-7 minutes, until the onions becomes translucent.
  4. Add the beef/turkey or black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, chili powder and cumin; stir to combine. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the meat (if using) is thoroughly browned, breaking up any large chunks. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Scoop the mixture into each zucchini half. Sprinkle the zucchini with cheese.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, until the cheesy is bubbly and starting to brown. Serve with salsa and fresh cilantro.

 

8 Healthy BBQ Recipes

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They’re fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

One of my favorite parts of summer is having family & friends over to enjoy good food and each other’s company. I’m a true entertainer at heart! I love to serve up delicious eats and spend time with the ones I love. There is no better time of the year to do this than summer – the weather is beautiful, the food is fresh, the kids are out of school, and everything is just better. Agreed?

We like to use our outdoor kitchen as much as possible during the summer, so having a ton of recipes to make on the grill is important. We always grill fresh zucchini and skewers, but I wanted to get some more ideas when it came to healthy BBQ recipes so my guests will really be impressed.

All of these recipes will help you enjoy all of the flavors and recipes you love about BBQ parties, but lightened up! Yes, you can still enjoy delicious BBQ food and still be healthy. These recipes are full of fresh vegetables, clean protein, and lots of flavor.

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Let us know which of these healthy BBQ recipes you get to make this summer! What’s your favorite BBQ party dish to serve or bring?

1. Perfect Grilled Skewers & Kabobs

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

2. Easy Homemade Barbecue Sauce

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

3. BLT Pasta Salad from Life in the Lofthouse

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

4. Vegan & Gluten-free Sweet Potato Sliders from Emilie Eats

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

5. Skinny Mexican Grilled Corn from The Cookie Rookie

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

6. BBQ Banana S’Mores from The Typical Mom

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

7. Pineapple Salsa from The Gunny Sack

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

8. Grilled Salmon Skewers with Garlic and Dijon from Natasha’s Kitchen

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

2 Dipping your spoon into this bell pepper–sweet potato combo is like dipping into a bowl of sunshine. This soup also freezes well, so store the leftovers for easy dinners!

Golden Bell Pepper Soup

Thank you to Amie from The Healthy Apple for letting us share this delicious Golden Bell Pepper Soup from her new cookbook, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body!

Dipping your spoon into this bell pepper–sweet potato combo is like dipping into a bowl of sunshine. This soup also freezes well, so store the leftovers for easy dinners!

I am so honored to share this delicious recipe today by my friend Amie from The Healthy Apple in celebration of her new cookbook, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body.

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I’ve been a huge fan of Amie’s blog for awhile now because her story is so inspiring. I’ve struggled with personal food intolerances and my kids’ food allergies, but it doesn’t compare to the chronic disease Amie battled for a decade before transforming her diet and healing her body from the inside out.

This beautiful cookbook is full of 200 plant-based recipes free of gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, eggs, corn and processed ingredients. Amazing! For anyone dealing with food allergies or chronic disease, I highly recommend checking out Amie’s cookbook and blog. It’s amazing what the right diet can do for your body!

We are huge soup fans in our house, so I was beyond excited to share this Golden Bell Pepper Soup from Eating Clean. My favorite part about making soup is that I can cook a double batch and freeze the leftovers. That makes for easy dinners on hectic days!

This soup is so cozy and comforting, and the bell pepper/sweet potato combo makes a lovely, creamy base. I topped mine with Amie’s crouton recipe – trust me, you need it!

Be sure to check out Amie’s cookbook Eating Clean for tons of allergy-friendly recipes!

Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body - This book outlines the journey of how one woman healed from chronic illness. Filled with over 200 detox-approved plant-based recipes free of gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, eggs, corn and processed ingredients!

Golden Bell Pepper Soup

Dipping your spoon into this bell pepper–sweet potato combo is like dipping into a bowl of sunshine. This soup also freezes well, so store the leftovers for easy dinners!

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This delicious soup recipe is from Amie from The Healthy Apple’s new cookbook, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body!

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  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 yellow, red and/or orange bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 teaspoon finely chopped fresh marjoram
  • 1 recipe Gluten-Free Herbed Croutons, for garnish
  • Sliced avocado, for garnish; optional
  • Finely chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish; optional
  • Drizzle Seriously Sensational Sriracha Sauce, for garnish; optional

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 4 minutes. Add the bell peppers and cook until soft, about 6 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and broth. Season with salt and black pepper, cover the pot, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and add the marjoram. Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Let the soup cool slightly, and then, in batches, transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. If needed, thin the soup with water. Adjust the seasoning with salt and black pepper if necessary. Return the soup to the pot to keep warm until serving. Serve garnished with the Herbed Croutons and, if desired, the avocado and cilantro on top and Seriously Sensational Sriracha Sauce on the side.

 

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