From roasted sweet potatoes to cinnamon baked pears.
As the days get shorter and the weather turns chilly, we tend to stray from salads and tuck into comfort foods. But it’s possible to pack warm fall flavors into healthier options, including party appetizers you’ll be whipping up all season. See below for the list of the 10 most popular healthy fall appetizers on Pinterest.
1. Baked Figs With Goat Cheese
Figs are naturally sweet, making them ideal for healthy apps or desserts (hello, homemade Fig Newtons). They pair particularly well with salty cheese, which is why this goat cheese situation is calling our names. They're also tasty with cheddar on toast.
2. Cinnamon Apple Chips
With the abundance of crisp, juicy apples come autumn, it only makes sense to eat them in as many ways as possible. Yes, we love them in pies and galettes, but they're also tasty in snack form. These chips are simply irresistible.
3. Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
Though we love raw veggie salads in the summer, it's time to crank up your oven and get those vegetables caramelizing. Brussels and sweet potatoes are a tasty combo: try them roasted in this popular Pinterest recipe, or on your Thanksgiving table with our Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato Salad and Pomegranate Seed Salad.
4. Stuffed Butternut Squash With Quinoa Cranberries and Kale
Who says acorn squash gets to have all the fun? Butternut squash can be stuffed, too, as proven by this seasonal recipe. We're also fans of twice-baked butternut squash—cheesy, comforting, and a new holiday favorite.
5. Autumn Minestrone Soup
When it comes to soups, you can be endlessly creative—which is why we like to switch up flavors based on the season. This hearty soup is filled with kale, rosemary, and thyme. We also love this Roasted Pumpkin Soup With Harissa and Chickpeas.
6. No-Bake Pumpkin Energy Balls
Whether you're sending them with the kids to school or packing yourself an afternoon snack, homemade granola balls, bites, or bars are a game-changer this time of year. Try this viral pumpkin recipe, or check out our favorites.
7. Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
Sausage and apple is a classic combination—and for good reason. Meaty, salty sausage and sweet, juicy apples marry together in a way few ingredients can. We often turn to this monkey bread to satisfy the craving.
8. Cranberry and Brie Bites
Cranberries are one of the most quintessential fall ingredients. For a more classic version of these tasty bites, try our Baked Brie With Cranberry Compote and Pecans.
9. Cinnamon Baked Pears
There are few things we love more than baked apples (especially when they resemble mini apple pies). But pears deserve some love as well, which is why we're swooning over this cinnamon dish. For a stove-top version, try our poached pears.
10. Cauliflower Nachos
The cauliflower trend is showing no signs of slowing down, as is obvious with these cheesy cauliflower nachos. If you can't get enough of the cruciferous veg, you'll want to see the creative ways we transformed cauliflower rice.
Like what you see? Grab more recipes from our collection of fall recipes.