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6 Dishes to Fall for this Season

Monday, September 25, 2017

By , YMCA Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

There's so much more on autumn's menu than just apple pie and pumpkin spice lattes. Although, I do love a good PSL! Here’s my DIY recipe with a video.

If you’re looking to freshen up your fall meal rotation with healthy ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Try these six dishes I'm sure the whole family will love.

SLIDESHOW: 6 family dishes for autumn

  • 1. One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner

    Apples are more than just your teacher's favorite fruit! Not only do they come in several varieties to satisfy your taste buds, but apples are also high in fiber. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that contributes to good health by helping control blood sugar and cholesterol levels and aiding in weight management.

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  • 2. Oven Baked Beet Chips

    Ready to turn up the beet this fall? Try this versatile veggie that actually contains calcium in the greens and folate in the root! Enjoy these oven-baked beet chips as a savory snack any time of day.

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  • 3. Bok Choy and Brown Rice Noodle Bowl

    Craving Asian? This bok choy and brown rice noodle bowl is a perfect weeknight meal when the weather turns cool. Bok choy is excellent source of vitamin A and C, so be sure to grab some next time you’re at your local farmers market.

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  • 4. Autumn Minestrone Soup

    Did you know that kale is the king of vitamin K? It's an essential nutrient involved in preventing bone loss. And better yet, a little bit of kale goes a long way in providing your day's worth of vitamin A.

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  • 5. Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes

    Who says brunch has to be bad? These healthy pumpkin pancakes are a great way to enjoy fall flavors. You can also try pumpkin in oatmeal, smoothies and soups!

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  • 6. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili

    Soup and stew season is upon us. Try this spin on classic chili infused with some of our favorite fall veggies! It's simple to put together and great for those chilly days.

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Hungry for more?

Here's a bonus fall recipe suggested by Lindsey Joe. Plus, get to know our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and learn more about our nutrition counseling services. We want to partner with you to reach your healthy living goals!

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