by Caitlin H,
Sep 26, 2022
Autumn is such a fun time. The cooler weather and changing leaves make for an excellent time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Plus, the seasonal produce makes for exciting, tasty dishes that are packed with nutrition and flavor.
That’s why we rounded up 7 healthy weekend dinners for fall. You can whip up these delectable dishes on the weekends and enjoy your fresh, calorie- and portion-controlled meals from Diet-to-Go during the week!
1) Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Tzatziki
Burgers are a staple of early fall evenings when the weather is still warm enough to pop open the grill and throw some patties on top. These Mediterranean-inspired turkey burgers include a creamy tzatziki sauce and cucumber for a refreshing spin on the classic. You can even make the patties ahead of time for a quick, delicious meal you and your family will love!
2) Low-Fat Turkey Chili
Nothing says fall more than a warm bowl of chili on the season’s first cold, snowy evening. This low-fat turkey chili packs a flavorful punch with a mix of spices that includes cumin, oregano, cinnamon, cacao powder and cayenne. It’s an elevated taste that combines perfectly with some fresh salad and corn bread.
3) Three-Cheese Spaghetti Squash Bowl
Comfort food doesn’t have to be laden with fat and calories — and this three-cheese spaghetti squash proves it! It’s a creative way to serve up bowls of cheesy heaven that taste like a heaven and will have your whole home smelling mouth-watering good!
4) Butternut Squash Soup
Fall wouldn’t be fall without the creamy taste of butternut squash soup. This version blends that autumn staple with fresh ginger, sage, rosemary and other spices that you can serve with warm whole-wheat bread and a refreshing, cold drink.
5) Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
The apples, onions and spices bring these pork chops to life with a classy, sweet-and-savory flavor that screams fall. It’s a healthy dish that you can put together in 30 minutes and pair with a healthy side like cauliflower rice for a fully satisfying meal you’ll be making all season long.
6) Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
If you’re in the mood for something light and fresh, then this salad is for you. All you have to do is mix in some hazelnuts, apples, shallots with lemon juice, oil and honey and you’ll have a dish you’re sure to love all autumn long!
7) Mushroom Lentil Loaf
Vegetarians, this one’s for you! This lentil loaf is moist and tender and full of flavor that goes perfectly with the ketchup glaze. It’s a tasty Sunday night dish — and the leftovers will reheat well for lunch all week long.
Author: Caitlin H
Diet-to-Go Community Manager
Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.