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5 Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Fall Foods lifesum

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Because fall isn’t fall without comfort food, knitwear, and orange leaves.

Instead of Pumpkin Pie…
5 Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Fall Foods lifesum

try Pumpkin Muffins

Is there anything more fall than pumpkin? The color and flavor pretty much signify the arrival of fall. Well, the good news is that you can embrace all that fall has to offer without compromising on your health. And with these muffins, you can have your pumpkin fill at breakfast, no Starbucks required.

Instead of Apple Cider Donuts…
5 Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Fall Foods lifesum

try Apple Cinnamon Oats

We’re not going to pretend these are the same as apple cider donuts, but if you’re craving a similar taste, this will hit the spot, keep you full, and keep you fall (see what we did there?).

Instead of Baked Potatoes…
5 Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Fall Foods lifesum

try Sweet Potato Toast

It’s not the same thing, we know that. But it’s so much better. You can eat it for breakfast for goodness sake – there’s nothing that beats comfort food for breakfast. There are millions of toppings – seriously, the possibilities are endless, but our favorite comes from Valerie of Let’s Regale. Caramelised onions, avocado, mushrooms…what’s not to love?

Instead of Chicken Pot Pie…
5 Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Fall Foods lifesum

try Chicken Pot Pie sans Crust

DE-FREAKING-LICIOUS. Chicken pot pie is a fall staple, let’s face it. The only way to improve it would be to reduce the fat and sodium content. So that’s what you do. ‘Sans’ just means without. Follow the Bon Appetit recipe linked above but skip the crust, and use a homemade chicken broth (just boil your chicken in lightly salted water, flavored with onions). And all of a sudden you can eat endless amounts. (Not quite, but close enough).

Instead of Mac and Cheese…
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try a Cheesy Broccoli-Cauliflower Bake

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten the ultimate fall comfort-food. This alternative is low-carb. It’s low-effort. It’s low-calorie. But it is high on flavor and will leave you feeling high on life. Mozzarella contains 40 calories fewer per oz than cheddar… but still maxes out on flavor to leave you wanting more.

What’s your favorite fall recipe? Let us know if we missed it!

RELATED: World Vegetarian Day + Vegetarian Month Challenge

With Lifesum, tracking your healthy habits (and the not so healthy ones) becomes a breeze. We’ll help you pick the right food, and eat the right portion sizes, to reach your personal health goals.

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