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!
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!
These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They’re also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.
What is your kids’ favorite breakfast? Mine love scones, eggs & toast, and oatmeal, but nothing makes them happier in the mornings than a big stack of fluffy pancakes!
Usually we only get to enjoy pancakes on the weekends because they’re a bit time-consuming, but this recipe for gluten free blueberry pancakes couldn’t be simpler! They require just a handful of simple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. Plus, they’re gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian, so the whole family can enjoy a stack!
Our favorite pancake toppings are fresh fruit, peanut butter, and (of course!) maple syrup. What does your family like on their pancakes?
I hope you enjoy this breakfast recipe. Let us know if you get to try them!
These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They're also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 10-12 4" pancakes
1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (flax meal)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sugar or honey)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup milk (or non-dairy substitute)
¾ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Grease a griddle, and preheat over medium heat. (Or you can use a pan on your stovetop.)
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, flax meal, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup, vanilla, applesauce, and milk. Slowly pour the liquid into the dry ingredients, stirring continuously. Mix until you get the lumps out of the batter. Gently fold in the blueberries.
On your griddle, begin to cook the pancakes, using about ¼ cup of the batter for each one.
Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until they start to bubble around the edges and flip. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the griddle, and serve. Top with blueberries and maple syrup.
Not all gluten-free all purpose flours are the same. You may need to add an extra tablespoon or two of flour to get the right texture.
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Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.
I understand how hard it is to pack lunch for picky eaters. There were times when I just packed a turkey sandwich every day because I was so frustrated! That’s one of the reasons I started MOMables – to help make meal time easier for you by creating recipes that kids will love! These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps are definitely one of those recipes.
The peanut butter and fruit combo is hard to beat, and it’s even better on a delicious tortilla. Of course, use gluten-free if you need to! You can also use a seed butter if your child is allergic to nuts. It’s totally customizable so everyone can enjoy these delicious wraps. Plus, they’re super easy to make with common ingredients you probably already have.
The best part? You get to sneak some veggies in! The carrots add a nice crunch and a little extra sweetness. The granola on top is the icing on the cake! My absolute favorite recipe is this grain-free vanilla granola, but you can use whatever you like. I hope your kids enjoy these delicious wraps!
Are your kids tired of having sandwiches? Shake things up with these 8 healthy wraps for lunch! Filling, nutritious, and super tasty.
If there’s one lunch item my kids get sick of really quick, it’s sandwiches. Sure, they love the classic turkey & cheese or PB&J every now and then, but then they want something else.
Wraps are the perfect way to add some variety to your lunches without spending a ton of time packing! They’re a great way to fill your kids up with veggies, healthy protein, and good fats. Simply grab your favorite wrap or wrap alternative and stuff it with your favorite fillings. If you need a grain free wrap, we always have a few packs of these coconut wraps around the house. They’re so good, you won’t even know it’s grain free!
If you need some inspiration for your lunch wraps, look no further. These 8 healthy wraps are easy to make and full of good-for-you ingredients. I’m sure you’ll be able to find something that you and your kids will enjoy!
Do you find yourself not having enough time to make meals for your family? If you answered yes, this is for you! In this podcast, Aviva gives some great time-saving tips to make meal-making easier.
Listen to The Six O’Clock Scramble: Time-Saving Tips to Make Mealtime Easier on iTunes or Stitcher.
Aviva is a family dinner expert and the founder of The Six O’Clock Scramble. She is a Today Show contributor and frequently appears in media such as The Katie Show, The Washington Post, O Magazine, Real Simple, Working Mother, Prevention, and more.
Aviva is the author of two cookbooks: The Six O’Clock Scramble Cookbook and SOS! The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue: Earth-Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Meals for Busy Families. She is a mother of two and great at all things dinner!
If you are tired of worrying about what to make for dinner, you can try 2 FREE weeks of Aviva’s dinner-planner solution! The Scramble gives thousands of families a ready-made, healthy, and seasonal dinner plan for the week that is also customizable! The plan includes side dishes and a grocery list, and it’s conveniently sent to your inbox or phone for a few dollars per month.
Aviva and I had a wonderful, fun, and informative discussion about all sorts of things, including our favorite kitchen gadgets—ones that actually help in the kitchen! She tells us what inspired her to create The Six O’Clock Scramble 11 year ago, and what she does to help reduce her own kitchen stress. Aviva has looked at research showing just how much time and money you can save by planning meals. The numbers will astonish you!
Aviva gives us some ideas about how to encourage kids to try something new, and even to try something they’d previously said they didn’t like. She also shares ideas about how to plan and cook for a family of just one or two people.
Are you tired of trying to do it all, all by yourself? Learn to delegate! Aviva talks about lots of different ways to reduce the time you spend in the kitchen and to get folks of every age to pitch in. Finally, Aviva tells us how teaching our kids gratitude fits in with our overall strategies to feed our family well.
Some of the things we discussed on the show:
Vegetti: Spiral Vegetable Slicer
Lemon & Lime Squeezers
A slow cooker/crockpot (you can set a timer)
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