Autumn

Hearty Dill Vegetable SoupDill is by far my favorite herb to add to soups and salads. It has a wonderfully fresh, citrus-like taste and is rich in antioxidants and vitamins. We begin by caramelizing onions and garlic until golden. Added to the pot are protein rich chickpeas, vitamin packed celery, and sweet carrots. To bring it all together, I add vegetable broth and alllllll the dill! Something about dill and carrots in a soup always gets me warm and fuzzy inside... it’s a wonderfully comforting dish that will please even the kids (Sawyer couldn’t get enough!). A great soup for your Thanksgiving table!
Honey Glazed Butternut Squash with ApplesThis warm flavorful autumn side dish is a great addition to any weeknight meal or Thanksgiving dinner. Made with cinnamon roasted butternut squash, honey glazed apples, warm feta, and toasted pecans, this side dish is creamy, sweet, and addicting.
Pecan Pie BarsThese gluten-free and vegan treats are a perfect autumn-inspired treat or dessert for your Thanksgiving table! Unlike the usual pecan pie that’s loaded with corn syrup and sugar, ours is naturally sweetened with dates & maple syrup and uses fluffy almond flour for the base.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins (Grain-Free!)Did you know that you can replace flour with ALMOND BUTTER and it’ll create a moist, fluffy, delicious muffin?! 🤯. As you know, I’m all about those hidden veggie recipes, and this one is a favorite with both my 3&5 year olds. Perfect for breakfast, snack, and kids’ lunchboxes!
Banana Pumpkin Quinoa CookiesThese gluten-free and vegan cookies are perfect for parents looking to sneak some extra veggies + protein into their children's diets. With plant based protein from the quinoa, oats, and peanut butter, these cookies also provide beta carotene, vitamin C, and iron from the pureed pumpkin. I give these cookies to my kids as a breakfast baked good or afternoon snack... it's so versatile and nutritious!
Candy Corn Halloween SmoothieI find smoothies are the easiest way to get my kids to eat their fruits & veggies, so we drink smoothies all year round! We made this Halloween-themed snack with all natural colors (thanks to pineapple, mango, and even pumpkin for some HIDDEN VEGGIES!)
Halloween Monster ApplesReady for a fun Halloween-inspired snacktivity? These spooky apple monsters, made with organic apples, natural peanut butter, sunflower seeds, strawberries, and blueberries, are a fun and clean Halloween treat for kids and adults alike. Want to make it nut-free? Just sub in sunflower seed butter for the nut butter 🥜.
Halloween Frankenstein Monster Smoothie BowlMeet our Frankenstein Monster Smoothie Bowl made with clean ingredients and none of the 𝓼𝓬𝓪𝓻𝔂 artificial stuff. Would you believe that you can get such a rich green color from spinach rather than using the unhealthy chemicals from food dye?? My kids and I both love these 2 smoothies (the green face is a tropical fruit smoothie while the brown is a chocolate blueberry smoothie) because they taste delicious, have hidden veggies, and are perfect for Halloween!
Pumpkin BreadThis HIDDEN VEGGIES treat embodies the flavors of autumn and will not disappoint if you’re longing for those sweater and boots fall days ahead. Naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup or robust honey and spiced with warm cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, this pumpkin bread is perfect for a crisp autumn morning breakfast or even an afternoon treat. Made with nutrient dense whole wheat pastry flour, sweet pumpkin purée, and creamy yogurt, this bread can be topped with pumpkin seeds and/or chocolate chips (we’ve done both and the kids prefer the chocolate... obviously!).
Pumpkin Spice Breakfast DonutsSometimes when parenting, I think about things I would’ve enjoyed as a kid, and I try to put a parent’s spin on them. Donuts for breakfast? Amen to that!! These breakfast treats are refined sugar free, made with nutritious whole wheat pastry flour, vitamin packed pumpkin purée, warm autumn spices (think cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves) and creamy yogurt.
Frosted Carrot Cake Overnight OatsNothing represents autumn more than warm spices, sweet raisins, and robust manuka honey. Added to the mix are chia seeds, sprouted rolled oats, carrots, yogurt, and vanilla. It’s such a wonderful way to start a chilly morning, all snuggled up to this cozy make ahead breakfast that’ll keep you satisfied for hours.
Apple Slice “Donuts”If you’re looking for a wonderful seasonal food activity to do with the kids, I highly recommend these apple "donuts"! Both Liv and Sawyer had the best time painting and decorating their apple slices. It’s great for fine motor skills and sparks creativity. All you need is 2 apples, a cup of Greek yogurt (nondairy yogurt works great too if vegan!) and 2 starter spoons to act as their paint brushes. (Also note that the yogurt can easily be replaced with chocolate spread, peanut butter, or hazelnut spread. The options are endless!) Fill some bowls with different toppings, and let their imagination take care of the rest!