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10 These Baked Carrot French Fries make an incredible and healthy sidekick to any of your family's favorite dinner recipes.

Baked Carrot French Fries

Running out of sides dishes to pair with your family’s favorite meals?

Look no further than these Baked Carrot French Fries! Yummy, healthy, and so easy to make, these are a great side dish option that pairs well with almost any recipe, from burgers to baked chicken tenders!

These Baked Carrot French Fries make an incredible and healthy sidekick to any of your family's favorite dinner recipes. Continue reading

Mini Carrot and Zucchini Bites

I love these carrot zucchini mini quiches for healthy lunchboxes and snack bites!

When you want to add more veggies into your kids’ lunchboxes but don’t want it to “look” like veggies, these mini carrot and zucchini bites add nutrition and taste delicious!

Sometimes, when I plan meals for the week, I find myself wanting to put to use some of the “leftover veggies, ” but I don’t always have enough for a full meal.

TI often try to explain to my readers that I have this weird ability to look at ingredients and use them in my favorite basic recipes, like a basic quiche recipe, and turn them into something like this mini carrot and zucchini bites.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

For this recipe, I grated some leftover lonely veggies so that they didn’t go to waste. Because sometimes I have one lonely zucchini and then my mini quiche recipe comes to the rescue!

These turned out perfect for my family since they are a naturally gluten and grain free recipe. I like that they are high in protein and add variety to our school and office lunches.

Quiches come together quickly in one bowl, and the oven does the rest. You can eat these at any meal, or pack them in a lunchbox for school or the office. If you don’t mind quiches at room temperature, they pack great inside a lunchbox. Otherwise, heat them up and put them inside your favorite thermos.

Carrot & Zucchini Mini Quiches

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 24 mini quiches 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil* (or any oil)
  • 3/4 cup packed grated green zucchini
  • 3/4 cup packed grated carrots
  • 2 green shallots (onions), green ends trimmed off, white finely chopped (optional)
  • 4 large eggs, whisked
  • 1/3 cup grated Monterrey Jack cheese*
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C) and grease a mini cupcake pan.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini, carrots, and shallots, and cook, stirring, for 5-7 minutes until the veggies begin to soften. Remove from heat and set aside to cool down to room temperature.
  3. In a large bowl, combine veggies, eggs, grated cheese, and salt. Spoon mixture into mini muffin pan.
  4. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Allow mini quiches to cool in the pan before carefully removing with a small knife or spatula.

Notes

I used sharp white cheddar to make this recipe nearly lactose free for my youngest. As always, check the labels to make sure the recipe fits your family’s dietary needs.

 

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!

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

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.

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Category: Dinner
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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!

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

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.

This Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe!

Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.

Have you ever tried chia pudding? It’s a great grain-free alternative to oatmeal, and a healthy way to indulge in pudding for dessert. With some mashed pumpkin and a few spices, this Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding tastes just like a slice of pie!

When chia seeds are left to sit in liquid, they form a gel consistency that is just like pudding. They’re full of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, so you can feel good giving your kids some ch-ch-ch-chia!

This pumpkin chia pudding is great for breakfast, a healthy sweet snack, or even an after-dinner dessert. For an even smoother consistency, you can blend all the ingredients after soaking to create a silky pudding. I love topping mine with crunchy pecans for texture and a drizzle of molasses for true pumpkin pie flavor. Grab a spoon and dig in!

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.

Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding

This Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe!

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 1/4 cups milk or non-dairy alternative
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon molasses (optional)
  • Toppings: nuts, fruit, seeds, molasses

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add chia seeds, milk, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and molasses (if using). Whisk until ingredients are combined.
  2. Place in the fridge. Let sit overnight, or at least 4 hours.
  3. When ready to eat, divide into two jars or bowls and top with nuts, fruit, and a drizzle of molasses.

 

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Easy Pineapple Salsa

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it’s a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Are yours kids sweet snackers or savory snackers? Do they reach for fruit and cookies, or nuts and chips? One thing that my kids definitely inherited from me is their sweet tooth – they can never turn down a piece of chocolate! But they also love their salty crackers with edamame hummus.

This easy pineapple salsa is the best of both worlds! Sweet, juicy pineapple mixed with savory vegetables and a hint of spice from chili powder – it’s a snack you’ll never get tired of eating. It’s great with chips as an afternoon snack, packed in a lunch box or as a topping for grilled chicken or tacos!

If you deal with food allergies in your house like we do, don’t worry – this pineapple salsa is gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, and still SO delicious! Let us know if you try it. Enjoy!

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Easy Pineapple Salsa

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it’s a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Snack
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds moved and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add all ingredients. Stir to combine; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve with chips, tacos, fish, chicken and much more.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup
  • Calories: 27
  • Sugar: 4.1g
  • Sodium: 100.6mg
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.7g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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Easy Blender Salsa

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1 Swap the bread for vegetables in this Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich! Topped with banana & peanut butter, it's a healthy, gluten-free lunch for kids.

Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich

Swap the bread for vegetables in this Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich! Topped with banana & peanut butter, it’s a healthy, gluten-free lunch for kids.

Swap the bread for vegetables in this Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich! Topped with banana & peanut butter, it's a healthy, gluten-free lunch for kids.

Swap the bread for vegetables in this Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich! Topped with banana & peanut butter, it's a healthy, gluten-free lunch for kids.

Have you heard of sweet potato toast yet?? It took the Internet by storm a couple months ago after Kelsey of Little Bits Of posted about this genius idea. For those who are gluten- or grain-free, this is such an amazing replacement for bread in lunchbox sandwiches! Even if you eat bread, it can be a great way to get your kids to eat more healthy sweet potatoes.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

Swap the bread for vegetables in this Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich! Topped with banana & peanut butter, it's a healthy, gluten-free lunch for kids.

So how exactly do you make sweet potato toast? Simply cut your potato into 1/4-inch slices and pop them in the toaster a couple times. It’s that easy! Then you can get creative with your toppings – we went with banana & peanut butter, but you can also do egg salad or avocado or even chocolate spread for a sweet treat!

Let us know if you try this sweet potato toast lunchbox sandwich. We’d love to see your creations on Instagram, so tag us @momables!

Swap the bread for vegetables in this Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich! Topped with banana & peanut butter, it's a healthy, gluten-free lunch for kids.

Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich

Swap the bread for vegetables in this Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich! Topped with banana & peanut butter, it's a healthy, gluten-free lunch for kids.
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 banana, sliced

Instructions

  1. Cut the ends off of the sweet potato. Slice it lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices so that you have 4 slices.
  2. Place slices into a toaster. Toast on high for 2-3 times until the outsides are lightly browned and the inside is cooked through. Repeat with the other two slices.
  3. Spread 1 tablespoon onto each slice. Top with banana slices; close to form two sandwiches.

 

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