No matter if you’re eating low-carb, gluten-free, vegan, or simply healthy, these dishes will become your go-tos when you’re craving hearty comfort food
20 Satisfying Fall Meals for Any Diet
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Regardless of your diet du jour, these 20 scrumptious meals are guaranteed to become your go-tos during the autumn months. From a warming chili to pumpkin pancakes, we've got the perfect recipe to satisfy your craving for hearty, yet healthy, comfort food.
Chili Con Carne with Black Soybeans
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Black soybeans are the way to go for low-carb chili, as they have a measly 3.2 grams of carbs per half-cup compared to about 20 grams for most other beans. The result: This chili has one-fourth the carbs of typical recipes. It also freezes well, so make the entire batch and stick half in the freezer.
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With three kinds of cheese, you won't miss the meat in this Italian fave - or realize that you're getting leafy greens and whole grains in all that gooey goodness.
Apple and Pear Crisp with Oat Crumble Topping
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The only thing better than how this dessert makes your house smell is how it tastes. Prep it ahead of time and let it bake while you're eating dinner.
Provolone Chicken Melts
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This hot, gooey open-faced sandwich is so good you'll have to remind yourself to eat it with a fork and knife so it doesn't wind up all over your face (or lap). Both mild and smoky provolone work in this recipe, so choose your favorite.
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Using spaghetti squash slashes the carbs in latkes but maintains the texture you crave. While this recipe has a Mexican spin, you can easily swap out the chiles and chipotles for other herbs and spices. Don't forget to serve with your favorite condiments.
Cinnamon Bun Muffins
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Since most cinnamon rolls are at least the size of a softball, it's hard not to overindulge. These healthy-sized treats satisfy your craving without making you feel like you should hit the gym for an entire day.
Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
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Ditch the canned soup and its excessive salt for this easy soup that combines two comfort foods into one for a feel-good lunch or dinner.
Southwestern Shepherd's Pie
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Comfort food at its best, this shepherd's pie combines sweet, smoky, and spicy flavors in the sweet potato topping, and delivers a Southwestern kick in the filling. This dish freezes well and is perfect for leftovers.
Seasoned Jicama Fries
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This root vegetable has a crispness that brings an entirely new texture and feel to fries for almost half the calories and carbs of potatoes. Adjust the seasonings to your liking.
No-Sugar-Added Banana Bread
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Make this recipe on the weekend and have an easy on-the-go breakfast or snack all week. Feel free to add nuts or extra spices such as nutmeg if you'd like.
Crispy Chicken Bites
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Fast-food and frozen nuggets have nothing on these delicious morsels. The crispy coating and yummy honey-mustard sauce will make them a favorite for adults and kids.
Vegan Mushroom, Kale, and Quinoa Enchiladas
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Give the Mexican favorite a powerfood upgrade by stuffing your tortillas with kale and quinoa instead of rice and meat. The slightly sweet, spiced red sauce in this recipe adds so much flavor, you won't even miss the cheese.
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Fall is the time to devour anything pumpkin-flavored, and this naturally sweet breakfast won't leave you in a sugar coma a few hours later.
Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Burgers with Crunchy Guacamole
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Packing fiber, protein, and smoky spice, these vegan burgers please meat-eaters too. And the super-easy-to-make guac just may become your go-to for party dip.
Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Cheese Sauce
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Mac and cheese without noodles or dairy? Yes, it's possible. And this version won't leave you with that heavy, sluggish feeling like the boxed kind can.
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This thick shake is like a Dairy Queen Brownie Blizzard - but even better. Toss some protein powder into your blender too, if you desire.
Veggie Chow Mein
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Forget takeout and its absurd amounts of sodium. When you're itching for Chinese, this dish is ready before delivery would come and it's made with only natural ingredients.
Paleo Samoa Girl Scout Cookies
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As wonderful as Girl Scout cookies are, they're only available part of the year - and contain gluten (as well as some questionable ingredients). Satisfy your craving any time and let your gluten-free friends in on the fun with this recipe.
Creamy Broccoli Soup
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This rich yet surprisingly dairy-free soup makes a great appetizer or dinner. Cook up a batch on Sunday afternoon and enjoy it during the week, as it stays good in the fridge for up to three days and can be frozen for up to one month.