Autumn’s unique flavors – pumpkin, apple, nutmeg, cinnamon and more – are a welcome break from spring and summer’s lighter, less hearty fare. But there are two big hurdles in creating tasty fall-themed dishes: complexity and calories.
Nobody wants to spend hours in food-prep mode, and most people want to see some semblance of a healthy meal when it’s time to plate the dish.
Casseroles, main courses and even snacks during the cooler months tend to be packed with calories, and many recipes require at least an hour of preparation, let alone the cooking time. We did a little research to find some simple, time-saving and tasty autumn meals.
Fall Flavors + Easy Preparation = Satisfied Appetite
Here are five fall recipes you should put in your kitchen drawer permanently:
Lamb is easy to prepare, and the meat’s tender texture pairs wonderfully with the fabulous, fruity flavor of the apple and lentil salad. Plus, this recipe has a favorable nutritional profile, thanks to lamb’s lower calories.
Bacon is healthy? Anything is healthy in moderation, and this recipe doesn’t go overboard with bacon. Thrown in the nutrient-dense butternut squash and healthy kale, and you have the perfect combo of sweet, salty and savory flavors – all in a dish that won’t cause regrets with a second helping.
Carrots and sage aren’t a normal food pairing when you think of fall flavors, but give this recipe a try. It’s a great side dish to a main entrée, and also excels as a healthy snack in-between meals.
Red pepper, garlic, cinnamon, cider, walnuts and cranberries comprise the base of this dish, but don’t forget the title character – apples bring everything together in unison. The result is one of the tastiest, healthiest autumn recipes.
First of all, this dish has one of the coolest names of all the great autumn recipes. Pumpkin and pomegranate are two staples of fall cuisine, and they produce a wonderful flavor combination with this easy to prepare dish.
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