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27 Healthy Fall Dinner Recipes

Make your very own healthy fall dinner. These healthy recipes are full of flavor, nutrition, deliciousness, and taste!

healthy fall dinner recipes

With fall comes cooler weather – and warmer clothes. And it’s the perfect time to indulge in comfort food.

But all that comfort food can make you pack on the pounds. And nothing is comforting about that.

So what’s the solution? Healthy Fall Dinner Recipes!

With Healthy Fall Dinner Recipes, you’ll enjoy your favorite comfort foods. And you’ll still be able to fit into those skinny jeans.

That’s why I’m sharing 27 Healthy Fall Dinner Recipes. They not only taste yummy but are good for you too.

Now that’s a win-win situation!

1. Dijon Mustard Chicken

Dijon Mustard Chicken


After a long day at work, you just want to plop in your favorite chair. And you want to relax in front of the TV.

The last thing on your mind is spending hours in the kitchen. This Dijon Mustard Chicken is for times like this.

It takes only 25 minutes to make. And it’s a one-skillet meal. Sweet!

But even though it’s simple, it tastes divine. Chicken breasts are bathed in a creamy, luxurious sauce.

The garlic adds savory, while Dijon mustard adds some heat. This is balanced by the coolness of the heavy cream.

Plus, you have some wilted spinach too. This adds freshness and nutrition.

Besides being tasty, this dish is nutritious too. It is rich in Vitamin A, which supports your immune system.

And it’s an excellent source of calcium which promotes healthy bones.

It’s also low in carbs. So, it’s a great dish if you’re watching your carbs.

This meal is excellent by itself.  But you can also serve it with some low-carb pasta like this.

One serving contains just 7 grams of net carbs. And it’s packed with protein which fills you up.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 426
  • Fats: 31g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g

2. Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli and Sesame Seeds

Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli and Sesame Seeds


Craving Chinese takeout – without all the carbs? Give my Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli and Sesame Seeds a try.

It’s sticky and has lots of yummy Asian flavors. You’re getting umami from the soy sauce and savory from the chicken broth and garlic.

Meanwhile, you’re getting heat from the ginger and sweetness from the sweetener. And the broccoli keeps the dish light and fresh.

To keep it low in carbs, you’ll be using erythritol to sweeten the dish. Erythritol is an all-natural sweetener that won’t kick you out of ketosis.

And unlike other sweeteners, erythritol won’t leave a bitter after-taste. Besides using it in your sauces, you can also use it in your holiday baking.

If you need to get some erythritol, you can get some right here.

And you can’t have chicken stir fry without noodles, right? To keep it on the light side, you can serve it with these shirataki noodles.

One serving contains zero calories. Yay!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 318
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 41g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Sugar: 1.9g

3. Red Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Red Thai Coconut Chicken Soup


Are you feeling a little down? This Red Thai Coconut Chicken Soup is sure to put a smile on your face.

It’s vibrant, colorful, and full of flavor. The sweet potatoes and bell peppers add sweetness.

And the chili peppers, red curry paste, and ginger add some heat. The coconut milk helps mellow some of the heat.

Meanwhile, the fresh cilantro and basil amp up the flavors. It’s a party in your mouth.

What’s more, this soup makes 8 servings. So, it’s great for meal prep.

Just ensure you place your soup in airtight containers. This will keep your soup fresh longer.

A good option is glass food storage containers like these. They’re safe to use in the oven, dishwasher, and freezer.

And they’re better for the environment. Another good option is these BPA-free plastic food storage containers.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 375
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbs: 46g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 4g

4. Peanut Butter Kabocha Squash Soup

Peanut Butter Kabocha Squash Soup


Are you looking for some vegan eats? Give this Peanut Butter Kabocha Squash Soup a try.

It’s velvety, silky, and yummy. The Kabocha squash adds a lovely layer of sweetness.

And the peanut butter adds creaminess as well as plant-based protein. You’ll be licking your bowl clean.

Besides adding sweetness, Kabocha Squash is nutritious too. It’s high in fiber which fills you up.

And it’s an excellent source of carotenoids that support good vision. So, eat up that Kabocha Squash Soup!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 218
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 6g

5. Vegetarian Mushroom Stroganoff

Vegetarian Mushroom Stroganoff


Are you looking for a tasty dish for Meatless Monday? This Vegetarian Mushroom Stroganoff is a great option.

It’s creamy, cheesy, and decadent. The mushrooms add umami and a nice meaty texture – you definitely won’t miss the meat.

And the fresh parsley offsets the richness of the dish. So, definitely don’t leave it out.

Besides adding umami, mushrooms are good for you too. They contain beta-glucans which are good for your heart.

They’re also rich in B vitamins which support brain health. And they even contain potassium which is vital for healthy blood pressure.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 233
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 28g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g

6. Butternut Squash Chickpea Curry

Butternut Squash Chickpea Curry


Looking for another yummy meatless dish? Try this Butternut Squash Chickpea Curry.

It’s super flavorful and fragrant. That’s because it has aromatic spices like cardamom and curry powder.

The roasted tomatoes’ acidity is offset by the creamy coconut milk. Your tastebuds and tummy will be so delighted.

I really love the addition of the butternut squash. That’s because it adds sweetness – perfect for a sweet tooth like me.

It also adds a ton of Vitamin A. In fact, one serving provides a whopping 86% of your daily Vitamin A needs.

Serve with basmati rice.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 326
  • Fats: 18.1
  • Protein: 7.3
  • Carbs: 37
  • Fiber: 9.1
  • Sugar: 7.8

7. Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie


Do you want a chicken pot pie – in a fraction of the time? Make this Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie.

It’s Chicken Pot Pie but in stew form. And it tastes spectacular.

It’s creamy and full of all your chicken pot pie yumminess. You’ve got the sweetness of the peas and carrots.

Then, you’ve got the heartiness of the potatoes and the tenderness of the chicken. You’ve even got the creaminess from the milk.

And unlike traditional chicken pot pie, this dish takes just 15 minutes to make. Yes, you read that right!

That’s because you’re making this Pot Pie in an Instant Pot. So, it’s ready in no time at all.

Don’t have an Instant Pot on hand? You can get one here.

Serve with warm biscuits. Yum!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 306
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 32g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 7g

8. Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

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Are you getting a bit tired of traditional chili? This Turkey Chili provides a welcome change.

It’s hearty, satisfying, and delicious. The sweetness of the corn compliments the acidity of the tomatoes.

And the beans and lean ground turkey make this chili quite filling.

What’s more, lean ground turkey contains fewer calories than beef. So, this dish is low in calories.

This dish also provides a ton of fiber. In fact, one serving offers close to 60% of your daily fiber needs.

So, it keeps your digestive system in tip-top shape.

To make this chili, you’ll want to saute your ground turkey first. This will give your turkey a lovely caramelized crunchiness.

Once you’ve sauteed your ground turkey, add it to your crockpot. Then add the rest of your ingredients.

Set your crockpot on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. If you’re going to be away from the house, it’s a good idea to use a programmable slow cooker like this.

That way, you don’t run the risk of having your chili burn. Bon appetit!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 351
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Carbs: 46g
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Sugar: 8g

9. Slow Cooker Chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken


Do you have company over for dinner? Serve them this Slow Cooker Chicken.

It’s the ultimate in comfort food, and it tastes lovely. You’ve got juicy chicken thighs, tasty sausages, meaty mushrooms, and sweet carrots in a delicious gravy.

The rosemary and fresh rosemary elevate this dish. Your guests will be so happy – and so will you.

That’s because this dish takes only 15 minutes to prep. So your slow cooker does most of the work.

Serve with mashed potatoes to mop up that yummy gravy.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 257
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g

10. Lemon Chicken Thighs Sheet Pan Dinner

Lemon Chicken Thighs Sheet Pan Dinner


Do you have picky eaters, ahem, kids? They’ll love my Lemon Chicken Thighs Sheet Pan Dinner.

After all, which kid doesn’t love chicken? And the sweet potatoes cater to your kids’ sweet tooth.

But there’s something for the adults too. And that’s garlic – tons of it.

In fact, this dinner uses 10 cloves of garlic. So, have your breath mints handy.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 505
  • Fats: 29g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbs: 39g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 7.7g

11. Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Chicken

Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Chicken


Are you feeding a crowd? Serve them this Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Chicken.

The chicken is juicy and fall-off-the-bone delicious. And it’s served with potatoes tossed in crushed garlic cloves.

So, the potatoes are nice and savory. Don’t be surprised if everyone wants seconds.

You’re cooking a whole chicken. So, make sure you have a good Dutch oven.

You can get a good one at a great price here.

Serve with a side Garden Salad.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 544
  • Fats: 37g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbs: 27g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2g

12. Lentil Butternut Squash Soup

Lentil Butternut Squash Soup


As fall arrives, the days get shorter, and the nights get longer. So, chances are it’s dark and dreary when you get home from work.

This Lentil Butternut Squash Soup is pretty vibrant. So, it’s sure to cheer you up.

And it’s stick-to-your-ribs good. The butternut squash’s sweetness offsets the earthiness of the red lentils.

This soup is sure to chase those pesky germs away too. That’s because it has a ton of Vitamins A and C.

To get the soup silky smooth, you’ll be blending it at the end. Please don’t use a regular blender.

Blending hot liquids in a blender can make your blender explode. To be safe, use an immersion blender instead.

This one here is great for not only soups but shakes and baby food too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 212
  • Fats: 4g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 36g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Sugar: 5g

13. Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Smashed Brussels Sprouts


Are you scrambling to get your kids to eat their veggies? Let your kids try my Smashed Brussels Sprouts.

They’re perfectly caramelized. So, they’re sweet instead of bitter.

And they’re lightly seasoned with sea salt and black pepper. So the sweetness shines through.

What’s more, you’re serving them with a mayonnaise-based dipping sauce. So, they’re perfect for munching on.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 305
  • Fats: 23g
  • Protein: 8.2g
  • Carbs: 22g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 5.2g

14. Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Turkey Shepherd's Pie


Need a lighter version of traditional Shepherd’s pie? This Turkey Shepherd’s Pie is an excellent option.

It’s moist, creamy, meaty, and super comforting – perfect for those cold fall nights.

And the rosemary, chicken broth, and garlic give the ground turkey lots of flavors.

What’s more, one serving contains only 199 calories. That’s about 50% fewer calories than traditional Shepherd’s pie.

Now that’s a Shepherd pie that I can get behind.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 199
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbs: 24g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 3g

15. Tomato Basil Chicken Thighs

Tomato Basil Chicken Thighs


Need to rekindle the romance in your love life? Make your partner these Tomato Basil Chicken Thighs.

They look fantastic – and taste even better. You have perfectly seared crispy, juicy chicken thighs.

And they’re coated in a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze. All topped with warm blistered cherry tomatoes.

You and your partners’ tastebuds will explode. Just saying.

To make this dish, you’ll need an oven-safe skillet. That’s because you’re sauteing the chicken on the stovetop.

Then you’re finishing it in the oven. I recommend this cast iron skillet right here.

It’s big enough to fit all your ingredients – and it’s oven-safe too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 235
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 5g

16. Sweet Potato Chili

Sweet Potato Chili


Do you love spicy food? Then you’ll enjoy this Sweet Potato Chili.

It’s sweet, spicy, and super hearty. The ground beef and sweet potatoes make this chili very filling.

And the jalapeno adds fiery heat. Meanwhile, the avocado cools things down a bit.

It’s a fiesta in your mouth.

This dish is also nutritious. It’s rich in Vitamins A and C.

And it’s a good source of iron which keeps your energy up.

Now, this dish contains ground beef. So, you may want to eat it rarely or use ground chicken instead.

That’s because ground beef has a massive environmental footprint.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 304
  • Fats: 21g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 7g

17. White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili


Do you prefer white meat in your chili? This White Chicken Chili is a great option.

It’s creamy, chunky, and tastes yummy. Tender chicken and creamy cannellini beans make this chili pretty filling.

And the corn adds sweetness, while the cayenne pepper and peppers add a nice kick.

Meanwhile, the smoked paprika adds a pleasant smokiness. There’s flavor in every bite.

Best of all, this chili lasts up to 3 months in the freezer. So, it’s great for meal prep.

Serve with warm tortilla chips.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 304
  • Fats: 21g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 7g

18. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Vegan Shepherd's Pie


Want Shepherd’s Pie – without the meat? Give this Vegan Shepherd’s Pie a try.

The filling is ultra-savory. That’s you’re sauteing green onions, carrots, celery, and mushrooms for your filling.

Then you’re making an umami-packed sauce and lentils. So you get a delicious and satisfying filling.

Meanwhile, the mashed potatoes are super creamy. With a Shepherd’s pie like this, who needs traditional Shepherd’s pie?

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 257
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 38g
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Sugar: 2g

19. Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner


Chicken dinners are yummy and all. But after a while, chicken can get kind of boring.

My Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner adds some sparks to your dinner.

It has tons of Greek flavors, from the caramelized bell peppers, red onions, zucchini, and creamy feta cheese.

And the chicken has lots of Greek flavors as well. That’s because you’re coating it in olive oil and adding Greek spices.  

Your senses will be transported to a lovely Greek island. Isn’t that where we all want to be?

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 284
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Net Carbs: 11.6g

20. Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet


Want to satisfy your sweet tooth healthily? Try this Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet.

You’ve got a medley of ground turkey and sweet potatoes covered in ooey-gooey melted mozzarella cheese.

So, you have a pleasant combination of sweet and savory. The fresh cilantro adds an elegant touch.

And the cumin and chili powder add some warmth but not heat. So even the kiddoes can eat this dish.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 345
  • Fats: 20g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 6g

21. One Pan Pork Chops with Asparagus

One Pan Pork Chops with Asparagus


Getting tired of having chicken for dinner? Have my One Pan Pork Chops with Asparagus instead.

The pork chops are to die for. They’re juicy-tender and smothered in garlic butter.

And you’re cooking the asparagus in the same skillet. So, the asparagus tastes great too.

As an added bonus, this dinner contains only 4 grams of net carbs. So, they’re perfect for a low-carb lifestyle.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 748
  • Fats: 61g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Carbs: 7.1g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Sugar: 2.3g

22. Roasted Chicken & Blackberry Gravy

Roasted Chicken & Blackberry Gravy


Are you hosting a fancy dinner party? Serve this Roasted Chicken & Blackberry Gravy.

It’s festive yet simple. In fact, it would be a great alternative to Thanksgiving turkey.

On the menu are a whole roasted turkey surrounded by potatoes, carrots, and celery. And it’s accompanied with a sweet and tangy blackberry “gravy.”

Think of the blackberry gravy as an excellent alternative to cranberry sauce.

Besides being sweet, blackberries are good for you too. They’re rich in Vitamin C.

And they’re a good source of Vitamin K. They even contain manganese which is vital for strong bones.

So, bring on that blackberry gravy.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 462
  • Fats: 31g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 3g

23. Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts

Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts


Do you hate cleaning up after dinner? I do too!

That’s why I love Sheet Pan dinners like my Sheet Pan Chicken. You’ve got your chicken breasts and veggies all on one pan.

So, there’s minimal cleanup. And it tastes delicious – if I may say so myself.

You’ve got a ton of caramelized Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. And the apple slices and red onions add even more sweetness.

And the cinnamon adds a pleasant warmth. You’ll definitely want this dish on your weekly meal rotation.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 471
  • Fats: 16g
  • Protein: 48g
  • Carbs: 37g
  • Fiber: 8.4g
  • Sugar: 16g

24. Three bean Chicken Chili

Three bean Chicken Chili


Are you trying to get more beans into your diet? Try this Three Bean Chicken Chili.

It has – you guessed it – 3 kinds of beans. So, you’re getting a ton of plant-based protein as well as fiber.

Nutrition aside, this chili is light and refreshing. That’s because you’re using chicken breast and lots of fresh herbs.

So, it’s a welcome change from your heavy traditional chili.

Serve with crusty bread.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 345
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbs: 33g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sugar: 6g

25. Vegan Coconut Lentil Curry

Vegan Coconut Lentil Curry


Fall is the perfect time to indulge in heartier dishes. But sometimes, you want something light – like this Vegan Coconut Lentil Curry.

One serving contains only 191 calories. So, you definitely won’t be over-stuffed.

But you won’t feel like you’re depriving yourself either. That’s because this curry is creamy and savory.

And the butternut squash adds a nice touch of sweetness. The lentils add some plant-based protein.

So you’re not grabbing the vegan ice cream later on.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 191
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 5g

26. Roasted Chicken and Vegetable Casserole

Roasted Chicken and Vegetable Casserole


Sunday is a great time to gather with extended family. After all, family is everything right?

And after all the card games and laughs, it’s time for dinner. This Roasted Chicken and Vegetable Casserole make the perfect Sunday dinner.

The smell of this yummy dish will have family coming to the kitchen. So make sure you have some munchies ready.

Now, this dish serves 4, so you may want to double the recipe. In that case, you’ll want an extra baking dish.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 539
  • Fats: 36g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 29g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 6g

27. Herb Crusted Salmon

Herb Crusted Salmon


Do you enjoy salmon? My Herb Crusted Salmon is sure to delight you.

Flaky, succulent salmon is topped with a herb crust. And it’s served with blistered cherry tomatoes.

It’s a restaurant-quality meal – without the hefty price tag. Now that’s what I’m talking about.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 333
  • Fats: 20g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Sugar: 6.2g