Healthy Fall Recipes

Football and cool weather aren't the only signs that fall has finally arrived. Grab a plate and dig in to one of these recipes that bring out the best fall flavors. Find new ideas on how to add pumpkin, hearty soup, chunky chili, comforting casseroles, and something to satisfy your sweet tooth -- yep, we've got it all!

Cream of Chicken and Rice Florentine

Creamy comfort in a bowl! Be the first in line for this diabetes-friendly soup that's loaded with protein and provides a boost of calcium, vitamin C, and iron -- it won't last long in the pot.

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Turkey Chipotle Chili

Smokey heat from the chipotle peppers will ignite your taste buds on the very first bite of this warm, nutrient-rich chili that cooks in 20 minutes.

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Chocolate Chunk Cookies

We discovered the best fat substitutes were not just stand-ins, they were even better. Every substitute that passed through our Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen turned this basic cookie into a brand new treat. Try pumpkin, applesauce, banana, tofu, or flaxseed meal to see which flavor you like best.

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Pumpkin-Apple Quick Oatmeal

Dessert for breakfast? Yes, please. This creamy oatmeal not only gives you the healthful benefits of oats, apple, and pumpkin, but it's simply sweet to devour first thing in the morning for less than 170 calories per serving.

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Pumpkin, Bean, and Chicken Enchiladas

These fall-inspired enchiladas are fresh and filling and only about 350 calories for two. Not to mention appetizing enough to make the cover of the Fall issue of Diabetic Living magazine.

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Avocado and Pumpkin Salsa

Though this low-fat, low-carb recipe is full of all the expected salsa ingredients, the creamy pumpkin makes this Mexican dip more like guacamole. Serve it with homemade baked pita chips or grilled chicken.

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Peach-Blueberry Parfaits

With only five easy ingredients, this peach and blueberry parfait looks like a dessert, but it's also a quick and easy breakfast.

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Avocado BLT Sandwiches

In this version of the BLT -- the BLAT -- mash avocado with the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and garlic to make a creamy avocado spread. The best part? It has only 27 grams of carb per serving.

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Moroccan Beef and Pumpkin Bake

A thin, sweet layer of corn-breadlike topping is the perfect complement to each savory bite of this hearty vegetable-laden casserole that has less than 300 calories per serving.

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Green Beans with Bacon and Walnuts

Adding bacon to a green bean side dish gives it that flavor everyone loves about bacon -- buttery, salty goodness -- all for only 6 grams of carb per serving.

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Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

Give your Thanksgiving table some unexpected elegance. Guests will rave about the extra effort put into the simple pumpkin serving bowls and the luscious potato filling.

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Indonesian Chicken and Soba Noodle Soup

Dive your spoon into this contemporary take on an old favorite. Soba noodles are native to Japan and are made of buckwheat and wheat flour. They should be available at your local grocery store. If not, try the nearest Asian market.

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Spicy Pork Tenderloin Green Chili

Take this chili to a cook-off and you'll surely win for most unique. Succulent pork, spicy Anaheim chiles, and sweet tomatillos make every bite delish. Plus, you'll get 82 percent of your daily vitamin C, 10 grams of fiber, and 32 grams of protein in each serving.

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Pumpkin Pesto

This quick and easy pumpkin pesto is perfect for parties and holiday potlucks. With only 60 calories and 5 grams of carb per serving, this flavor-booster is great to try atop low-carb pasta and grilled chicken.

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Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans, Corn, and Poblano Pepper

You and the family won't have a problem getting a serving of veggies when you make this fiesta of flavor the main feature of your Mexican-style meal.

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San Francisco Seafood Stew

Use your spoon or one of the shells to loosen and scoop the meat from each mussel along with some of the flavorful broth. Serve as an appetizer or make it the main attraction at your next dinner party.

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Red Beans and Rice with Chicken

Save time by using one of the precooked cups of Minute Ready to Serve! Brown Rice and a can of Eden Organic No Salt Added Red Beans -- dinner will be ready in 20 minutes! Both products are great gluten-free options.

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Bacon Salad Dressing

You'll wish you could have spinach salad every day when you top it with this rich and salty bacon dressing.

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French Beef Stew au Pistou

Ingredients for this French-style stew can easily be adapted into a make-it-mine style to include favorite vegetables, herbs and pasta. The one requirement to make it "au pistou" -- garnish each bowl with pistou, or pesto.

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Autumn Fruit Salad

Simple and sweet, these honey-kissed pears are equally delicious as a side to a savory main dish or as a festive finish to hearty meal.

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Pasta e Fagioli

Grab a spoon and savor each bite of this Italian-inspired pasta soup with only 235 calories and 5 grams of fat per serving. Though it's traditionally served without meat, we've added prosciutto to give it a modern twist.

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Easy Taco Salad

Lunch in 15 minutes? Done. Whether you need a quick break from your desk or want to spend your lunch hour doing your favorite physical activity, this simple and healthy salad is super satisfying.

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Smoky Baked Beans

Baked beans are even better with bacon. This flavor-filled recipe serves eight people; bring it to your next gathering and watch it disappear.

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Open-Face Spinach and Olive Melts

Serve these quick and simple bruschetta-type bites alongside your favorite soup, or plate them as a party appetizer that's low-fat and only 100 calories per serving.

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

This creamy bowl of pumpkin soup not only tastes delicious, but it's also low in carbs and a great source of fiber and anti-inflammatory antioxidants.

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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

The spicy-sweet crunch of these toasted pumpkin seeds makes them the perfect diabetic snack or treat to share that's rich in protein and essential fatty acids.

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Skillet Corn

Crunchy edamame, juicy red tomatoes, sweet yellow corn, and crisp red onions -- your mouth won't know what hit it when you take a bite of this scrumptious, colorful side dish.

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Sweet Pepper-Green Onion Quesadillas

These sweet and filling (and only 12 gram of carb per serving) quesadillas are the perfect partner for the Spicy Pork Tenderloin Green Chili.

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Sherried Pea Soup with Ham

Feel full without the guilt. This chunky-style split-pea and ham soup is a great warm-me-up dish for a brisk fall afternoon. Low in fat and high in vitamins, this soup gains crunch when served with our homemade croutons.

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Bacon and Egg Breakfast Wraps

Bacon, eggs, and a hearty variety of vegetables wrapped in a warm tortilla -- all for under 200 calories and 20 grams of carb per serving. Breakfast never looked (or tasted) so good.

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Pesto Topper

In 10 minutes or less, you can give chicken or low-carb pasta a fresh spin. And it's a great way to use all of the fresh basil from the garden.

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Mini Cinnamon Empanadas

Dessert with a festive flair, these bite-size sugary bites are a sweet way to end any Mexican-style meal. Plus, two mini empanadas have only 9 grams of carb.

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Faux Baklava

Drizzled with honey and topped with warm, buttery toasted almonds, this Greek-inspired dessert will satisfy any sweet tooth.

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Cashew Truffles

Cashews are a top source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, which can help improve cholesterol. Take a bite of these delectable five-ingredient truffles to find a little bit of health inside.

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Crunchy Peanut Stir-Fry Chicken

This topper takes about 5 minutes to prepare and has just 7 grams of carb. And with all the Thai-like flavors in this chicken dish, how could you go wrong?

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Pecan Biscotti

Pecan is a Native American term meaning "all nuts requiring a stone to crack." Thank goodness we can now purchase pecans shelled; inside that hard exterior is a nut rich in vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that can aid against heart disease.

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Chocolate-Orange Pistachio Bars

You don't just get one of these rich, chocolaty dessert bars, you get two! And you won't have to feel a smidge of guilt because these bars are topped with pistachios -- the lowest-calorie, lowest-fat, highest-fiber nuts.

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Greek Orzo Chicken

Enjoy a Mediterranean-style dinner with all the classic ingredients, including olives, tomatoes, and feta cheese. If you can't find 3-ounce chicken breast halves at the store, look for chicken tenders or cut larger breast pieces down to size.

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Cheesy Burrito Chicken

These cheesy chicken burritos have 9 grams of carb and take just 10 minutes to prepare. It's a fast, easy, and mouthwatering way to dress up a chicken dinner.

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