8 Healthy Meals to Start this Fall Season Right

As the fall season begins and our minds turn to our favorite holiday feasts and our cold weather comfort foods, it is time to rethink our sodium and calorie-dense favorite foods and start looking at healthier options.

  1. Pumpkin Ravioli: The regular meat and cheese ravioli is high in fat and calories; try making your own ravioli with pumpkin instead of cheese. This recipe will keep the creamy texture everyone enjoys with ravioli while making it a healthier option
  2. Pecan Crusted Chicken: Skip the usual fatty breading with your favorite chicken dish and replace it with crushed pecans. Serve with a spinach salad or some whole grain brown rice to make it a complete, healthy meal.
  3. Salmon Cakes: Change things up from the normal crab cake appetizer by using what is probably already in your freezer- salmon! Get creative this fall by trying various salmon recipes, this salmon cake recipe is sure to impress your friends and family at this years holiday parties. There are plenty of fall-themed fish dishes with a lot of variety worth checking out and trying out this season.
  4. Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Brussels sprouts are a delicious healthy side for any meal on their own, but with this recipe your family will be asking to have Brussels sprouts more often.  With the capers and carrots, this healthy side dish is great for a holiday party or for your average family dinner.
  5. Creamy Turnip Potatoes: Change up the normal mashed potatoes and make them a little healthier for everyone with this turnip potatoes recipe. Low in calories and high in vitamin C, turnips are a great addition to potatoes with their peppery flavor.
  6. Broccoli Beef and Potato Hotdish: We all crave warm, filling dinners after a long, cold day in Alaska. Instead of loads of cheese, meat and potatoes, try adding some veggies to make the meal healthier. Check out this recipe as a new casserole option this fall.
  7. Slow Cooker Stew: Save yourself some time all while prepping a hearty, healthy meal for your family this fall. Mix things up and try chicken-based stews, or of course the Alaskan family favorite: moose meat stew. Be sure to add lots of fresh veggies to make it a well-rounded meal.
  8. Roast Chicken and Sweat Potatoes: The sweet potatoes add some variety to your normal meat and potatoes dinner while adding extra nutrition as well. This recipe is quick and healthy, especially when served with a veggie or salad side. You will have a warm happy and full family with this delicious healthy meal.

by Chugach Chiropractic & Massage Center