Fall Favorites: 10 Recipes to Keep You Cozy this Season

Rachel Morrow RACHEL MORROW

Fall truly is a special time of the year. There’s something about the crunch of the leaves on the pavement, the fresh feeling of cool air on your skin, and the smells of our favorite fall recipes wafting through the kitchen.

If we could only pick one thing we love about fall, it would be the food, of course. Pumpkin pies and spiced hot chocolates are perfect for these waning days. And if you have the right recipes, it doesn’t have to be a gluttonous time. After all, we are mammals entering a kind of hibernation, so this time should be used to nourish your body with all of those important nutrients. These are our fall favorites, 10 recipes to keep you cozy this season.

1. Vegan Mac & Cheese

Gluten-free and vegan mac and cheese? Go on. Loaded with cashew cream, nutritional yeast, and turmeric this recipe will truly mess with your definition of indulgent…

2. Spaghetti Squash Pasta With Super Green Kale & Broccoli Pesto

Roasted spaghetti squash makes the best pasta alternative! Try it with our super green kale and broccoli pesto - packed with extra greens to give your body a nice big boost of nutrients!

3. Leek & Potato Soup

Leek & Potato soup is always a firm favorite, but did you know that some of its key ingredients are imperative to good gut health? Jam-packed with prebiotic foods, this recipe is simple to make, tastes great, and will send some loving to your gut health.

4. Mushroom, Shallot & Pumpkin Tart

One slice of this and there’s absolutely no going back. This is something we eat again and again because it’s just so damn good. The crust is the perfect crunchy contrast against the pumpkin and mushrooms and the sage just takes the flavor to the next level. Try it for yourself and see!

5. Ultimate Fall Salad

Imagine the best of fall's produce tossed altogether in a giant bowl with the addition of maple pecans and dressed in a beautiful apple cider vinaigrette. This all-star salad proves that salads just aren't for summer and makes the perfect side dish for your nourishing Thanksgiving feast!

6. Spelt Pasta With Greens, Lentils, Sage & Lemon

This wholesome vegan recipe is simple to prepare and full of good for you things like vitamin-rich asparagus and those little veggie powerhouses lentils – it’s a perfect dish for a healthy meat-free weekday meal.

7. Maple Walnut Hasselback Butternut Squash

Roasted butternut squash is still one of our most favorite vegetables. The combination of the maple, Dijon, walnuts, sage, and thyme, baked Hasselback style, will be the show stopper in your holiday spread this year!

8. Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Slice

Autumn is well underway in the US and this means it is time to embrace the abundance of pumpkins!  Pumpkin pie lovers rejoice! We've recreated the humble old favorite into a healthier treat that is nearly raw, but just as yummy!

9. Pumpkin Pie with Spelt Flour Pastry

We’re all traditionalists when it comes to the all mighty pumpkin pie, and we mean no disrespect to Ms. Martha or your Mom. A slightly healthier alternative to the pure, all-purpose flour crust that we normally find holding in our favorite pumpkin filling is a darker and more nutty alternative - the spelt flour crust. We sacrifice none of the flaky texture but instead enhance the fiber content and enrich the depth of flavor.

10. Stress-Reducing Hot Chocolate

It’s the perfect time to add this health-boosting delightful hot chocolate to your routine. At only three ingredients, plus water, it might be shocking to learn of the high levels of antioxidants, fiber, and overall health benefits in these whole foods. Even better than all of the health benefits is the fact that this is a dreamy, dark chocolate, comforting drink. So go make a mug, sit back and revel in it.

Your clean eating journey doesn't need to stop with the seasons. In fact, we've designed a 21-day Clean Eating Program that is tailored to the seasons, so you can use it year-round. Packed with gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free recipes, it's one way to make sure you're nourishing your body, year-round.