Happy Thanksgiving Week! I don’t know about you, but the closer I get to Thanksgiving, the less able I am to think about foods that DON’T revolve around turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing… you get the idea J. So to make things easier for you, I thought I would highlight five of my favorite fall recipes that are filling, easy to make, and good for you too! After all, we still have to eat those four days leading up to the holiday feast! (Ps. If you’re looking for tips to lighten up your favorite holiday fare, visit our tips sheet here!)
1. Apple Pie Oatmeal This apple pie oatmeal is definitely a breakfast favorite of mine! Sweet as, well, apple pie, it’s a topping that takes so little time you can whip it up in the morning and still make it out the door on time. Top or stir into your oatmeal, this filling breakfast will start your day off right!
2. Three Cheese Chicken Florentine Hands down, a new pasta favorite of mine, this Three Cheese Chicken Florentine brings all of my favorite pieces of a baked pasta dish together, without all of the hassle! Made with a Kraft Recipe Makers Kit that includes the cheesy sauce and garlic-tomato simmering sauce, this jazzed up rendition of classic baked macaroni and cheese is the perfect addition to any blustery day!
3. Beef & Barley Soup This homemade version of a childhood classic is literally beefed up with hearty chunks of steak and mushroom smothered in a light beef broth. The addition of barley lends a toothsome bite to this savory dish, and at 250 calories per serving, it’s a great lighter option for this feast week!
4. Mama’s Meatloaf Makeover A go-to family favorite, lightened up on fat and calories but loaded down with flavor! The use of extra veggies makes this dish a win on all fronts! Plus, it includes an easy how-to on roasting several of my favorite veggies! An easy one-pan dinner that is sure to please even your pickiest of eaters.
5. Creamy Chicken and Dumpling Soup An oldie, but a goodie. This soup was one of my very first blog posts (can you tell by the picture?!) and is still a favorite of mine to this day. Comforting dumplings are nestled in a creamy broth surrounded with carrots, celery, onion, and KALE! A nutrition powerhouse, your family will love this any night of the week! Bonus: you can use leftover turkey in place of the chicken!
I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving with safe travels, great food, and lots of love!