Healthy Fall Food Ideas

Southwest Florida is a great place to reside. However, it makes it challenging to enjoy your traditional fall festivities like pumpkin picking, hayrides, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes on a 90-degree day. Don’t get me wrong, I love the consistently warm weather. It makes it so much easier to get dressed in the morning. The beautiful beaches, the lack of snow, and abundance of golf courses also make it desirable! But, when all you want to do is don your cute scarves, you can whip up one of these fall treats to make it feel like the air it nipping at your nose. So crank down the air conditioner and fill your kitchen with the soul warming smells of cinnamon, pumpkin, and brown sugar with these healthy fall food ideas.

Then don’t forget to call Chad before your relatives come a knocking. Those home repairs can sneak up on you!

Hemp and maple pecan oatmeal – Very easy to make and its warming, nourishing, filling, sweet, and wonderfully balanced! Enjoy with 2 eggs (any style) for added protein and all day energy.








Maple bacon waffles – Nothing says fall breakfast like Maple and bacon waffles. Sweet, salty, and savory! And if you don’t have a waffle iron, you can still make it into pancakes!












Pumpkin pie chocolate chip oatmeal cookies – These healthy,soft, chewy cookies make it feel like pumpkin season any time of the year — especially if it doesn’t feel like it in southwest Florida!












Cinnamon pear cake – Moist and succulent pear cake with chunks of fresh pear inside a cinnamon flavored cake. Not of the ordinary, but full of extraordinary flavor!












Roasted butternut squash and apple soup – The silky smooth soup is pureed with roasted apples and cider, then made even more decadent with a splash of cream. Basically it’s autumn in a bowl.










Poached pears with walnut granola & cinnamon greek yogurt – With cinnamon and brown sugar, it really makes this sweet treat feel (and smell) like fall. Make it for breakfast, or have as a delightful snack.











Apple chips – Chips are not normally considered healthy, especially if they are fried (mmmmm, delicious). But you can still get that crunch and have your fall flavor feeling too with this easy chip recipe.