Tame the Crave – a few of my favorite *healthy* things

Ahhh, Fall – pumpkin spice in the air, crisp leaves beneath our feet, cozy scarves around our necks, ……………. and food, food, and more food. Everywhere.

As I write this, there is an apple crisp in my oven. Only the second of the season, so I’m not doing too badly. But, oh, the temptations knocking at the door! Literally. Halloween. I’ve been known to raid my kids’ treat bags for prime chocolate pickin’s. I know I’m not alone on that one 😉

So I’ve compiled this list to remind myself that there are lots of healthy AND yummy options for the upcoming season of merriment, thanks, and full bellies.  I hope it gives you some ideas as well.

I’m aiming to make this my healthiest holiday season yet. I’d love to hear your ideas too! If you have any favorite healthy holiday recipes, send them my way – and maybe I’ll post another list in the near future.


Pumpkin Apple Soup

https://www.babble.com/best-recipes/apple-pumpkin-soup/

Beef Pho

http://ahealthylifeforme.com/beef-pho-noodle-soup/

Minestrone Soup

http://www.acedarspoon.com/homemade-minestrone-soup-recipe/

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

For this meal, I simply cook a spaghetti squash (or two), scrape out the spaghetti like flesh, and top with our favorite spaghetti sauce. Simple, scrumptious and healthy!

BBQ Chicken Apple Pizza

http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2013/08/bbq-chicken-apple-pizza.html#_a5y_p=977978

Oven Dried Apples

http://www.thesatedpalate.com/search/label/apples

*you have to scroll down a little ways to get to the recipe*

Lentil Sloppy Joes

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/10/26/super-healthy-lentil-sloppy-joes/

Homemade Lara Bars

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/chocolate-covered-recipes/fudge-baby-mania/

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites

http://www.taylormadebytaylorbee.com/2013/10/make-ahead-healthy-breakfast-pumpkin.html

As you probably know by now, dessert is my downfall. These recipes are healthy renditions of the originals, but still require moderation, for me.

Black Bean Brownies

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/161701/black-bean-brownies/

Pumpkin Custard

http://nourishedkitchen.com/pumpkin-custard-recipe/

 

Pumpkin Pazookie

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/10/24/its-a-chocolate-pumpkin-pizookie/

 

Recipes I want to Try:

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

http://sharedappetite.com/recipes/gluten-free-spaghetti-squash-pizza-crust/

Oven Roasted Chickpeas

http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-roasted-chickpeas/#more-11494

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

http://thehealthyfoodie.com/healthy-pumpkin-pie/

Pumpkin Granola

http://www.skinnytaste.com/easy-pumpkin-spiced-granola/

Autumn Squash Soup

http://www.kimscravings.com/2014/10/copycat-recipe-panera-breads-autumn-squash-soup/

 

I’ve also started several Tame The Crave boards on Pinterest if you’re interested.

https://www.pinterest.com/kimrettmann/tame-the-crave-sweets/

https://www.pinterest.com/kimrettmann/tame-the-crave-snacks/

https://www.pinterest.com/kimrettmann/tame-the-crave-mains/

https://www.pinterest.com/kimrettmann/tame-the-crave-breakfast/

https://www.pinterest.com/kimrettmann/tame-the-crave-sides/


The spicy sweet smells of that apple crisp I mentioned are wafting into my room at this moment. And you know it’s actually a relatively healthy dessert. I decreased the amount of sugar this time, and the next time I make it I want to try using coconut oil instead of butter. I’ll try to remember to let you know how it goes! And I’ll try not to eat too much of this one 😉

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