The air is getting cooler, and the leaves are falling. Pumpkin spice lattes are back on the menu. We pull out our scarves, jackets, and boots, and perhaps even leave the car running to warm up on colder mornings… but no matter what we’re doing, we’ve gotta eat! Whether you’re snacking or dining, healthy fall recipes are back on the menu.
Obviously, you can expect to see plenty of dishes featuring autumn veggies and spices like rosemary, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. These traditional flavors combine in a wonderful variety of healthy fall foods, but you can also get a little more creative with your cooking—either by tweaking traditional meals or by creating your own.
Healthy Ingredients Make Healthy Fall Recipes
Many traditional fall recipes can be surprisingly unhealthy, thanks to generous portions of salt, sugar, oil, butter, cream, or cheese than you might like. And especially when you’re sitting inside more to keep out of the cold and wind, the last thing you need is more calories! That’s why we compiled this list of healthy autumn recipes using premium hummus and small-batch cashew and almond dips. These dips come pre-packed with plant protein and big flavor, so you don’t have to rack your brains to make healthy fall recipes from scratch.
Below are some of our favorite recipes using these scrumptious lower-calorie alternatives. You’re sure to recognize the traditional autumn foods, but each one uses these “power ingredients” to make healthy fall snacks and foods that don’t sacrifice great flavor.
You can always find more delish dishes on our Instagram foodie community, HOPE Kitchen, and YouTube channel—but we’d be surprised if you don’t find the perfect healthy fall recipe right here! Visit us anytime for fresh ideas to jumpstart your creative cooking brain.
Healthy Fall Snacks & Recipes
This healthy snack boasts the colors and the flavors of fall, and gives avocado toast a run for its money! Just toast some organic sprouted whole wheat bread, spread on a generous layer of yummy Roasted Red Pepper Cashew & Almond Dip, then top with heirloom tomato, microgreens, and cracked pepper. Whether you’re on the go or sitting inside watching the leaves blow, this healthy fall snack gives you what you need.
On game day, nothing’s better than rooting for the home team and chowing down on fun appetizers with friends. Thankfully, some healthy fall snacks are perfect for grabbing between replays, like these zesty stuffed delights! Simply pop the stems out of mushrooms and fill them with a mixture of Buffalo Bleu hummus, marinated artichokes, and bleu cheese crumbles. Then bake ‘em up and top with shredded mozarella, panko, and green onions. But watch out—this healthy fall snack will likely disappear before halftime!
Some recipes will never be as healthy as you want them to be. However, you can make them healthier! This healthy fall food features vegetarian jumbo stuffed shells stuffed with tomato sauce and pumpkin puree, along with a mix of Kale Pesto hummus and ricotta cheese. Simply bake with a topping of mozzarella, then finish with some fresh sage and grated parmesan, and you’ve got a family- or guest-worthy dish that will have everyone smiling.
Comfort food is the best—especially when it’s good for you. This simple and healthy fall recipe uses only 6 ingredients to create golden air-fried potatoes out of baby potatoes, ghee, chopped parsley, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Then grab a container of tangy Thai Coconut Curry hummus, and you’ve got a treat that’s perfect for guests or for at-home noshing.
With this simple yet delectable dish, you can whip up some healthy fall food in only 20 minutes. Sure, you’ve made pasta salad before… but this one stands out with a protein and nutrient boost from Sea Salt & Olive Oil hummus! Simply mix it in with your favorite bite-sized pasta, heirloom cherry tomatoes, avocado chunks, cucumber slices, and corn. Then top with parmesan, red onion slices, and fresh basil. Couldn’t be easier to make and enjoy a healthy fall recipe.
Bonus: Healthy Fall Desserts
Fall is all about coziness and warm spices, and what cozy fall evening is complete without some delicious, yet healthy fall desserts? We won’t let you down: In our lineup of new nut dips is Chocolate Cashew and Almond Dip: A rich, creamy dip that is made with less sugar and less processing than most other chocolate spreads. Dip marshmallows, graham crackers, fruit, cookies, (or even something salty like pretzels or potato chips!) for healthy, cozy desserts that will make these fall days feel extra cozy.
Yum! You can tell already that your autumn audience is going to love these healthy fall recipes. And if you come up with one that’s not already on the list, we’d love to hear about it. Send us your healthy HOPE Foods dish, and maybe you’ll be featured here next time.