20 Fall Foods for Weight-Loss

Eating healthy is important year-round, but there are certain foods that are better during certain seasons. You might think summer is the best time for fresh produce and healthy, whole foods, but the harvest season of fall can be just as delicious. There are plenty of diet foods for weight loss available when the weather gets cooler. As a matter of fact, some of the healthiest foods taste better when grown and harvested in cooler temperatures.

If you are searching for weight loss recipes or putting together weight loss menus as the weather begins to chill, this list can help. There are plenty of healthy foods listed that can be used in a variety of recipes. Planning weight loss meals is easier when you know what is in season and most easily available. These 20 healthy foods for weight loss offer plenty of variety and can be used in a number of different recipes.

Here are the Top 20 Healthy Foods for Weight Loss:

1. Pumpkin
Nothing says fall like pumpkin. Bake it, eat it plain, or use it in our healthy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Custard Oatmeal. Mmm…

2. Winter Squash
Fall is the season to begin enjoying winter squash. Whether it’s butternut, spaghetti, or acorn, it is packed with nutrients and at its peak during cooler temperatures. Spiced Butternut Squash Soup is a family favorite and makes weight loss a little easier.

3. Mushrooms
Mushrooms are available year-round, but many varieties are at their peak during the fall and winter months. Stuffed Mushrooms has been pinned over 19,000 times and is only 137 calories per serving.

4. Cinnamon
Cinnamon might be fall’s most popular spice. Sprinkle it on baked sweet potatoes or in your coffee or tea in the morning. Cinnamon and Pecan Bread Pudding is one skinny dessert that won’t wreck your weight loss plan.

5. Apples
It’s time to go apple picking! Use your fresh apples in pies and cakes or whip up a batch of our Apple Nachos Supreme.

6. Beets
Think you might not like beets? Their earthy, fresh flavor is a pleasant surprise to many. Try our Roasted Beet Salad.

7. Brussels Sprouts
So much nutrition packed into such a little ball. Finding this roly-poly powerfood is easy during the fall months. Brussels Sprouts Smothered in White Sauce will make you a fan of this superfood, plus this recipe is only 158 calories per serving.

8. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a staple during the fall months. They make a great substitute for starchy Russet potatoes. Slow Cooker Savory Sweet Potatoes has become a new tradition on many holiday tables. This recipes comes in at only 234 calories per serving.

9. Artichokes
This fascinating vegetable pairs great with pasta and creamy dips. Skinny Quinoa Skillet Supper is made with two amazing superfoods, artichokes and quinoa, making this a fantastic weight loss recipe.

10. Arugula
This spicy green is great in salads and on sandwiches. Panzanella Salad with Arugula    is a traditional Italian salad and has only 215 calories per serving. We highly recommend you give this not so ordinary salad a try.

11. Broccoli
Steamed or raw, broccoli offers plenty of fiber. Fall is broccoli season, so pick up a few heads and toss them into a fresh fall salad. Try Broccoli Tarts at only 36 calories each.

12. Celery
Celery is available year-round, but it usually tastes best during the cooler months. Dice it and add it to a tuna salad or spread fresh peanut butter and enjoy a favorite childhood snack. Our Cleanse & Detox Smoothie, which includes a rib of celery, is one of our most popular recipes for weight loss. This smoothie has been pinned over 22,000 times.

13. Cranberries
Fall is cranberry season. Now is the time to enjoy fresh cranberries, cranberry bread, cranberry sauce, and super healthy cranberry juice. Try this recipe for fresh Slow Cooker Cranberry Chutney.

14. Green Beans
Green bean season as arrived. Serve these stringy beans as a bright side dish or mix them into a casserole. Slow Cooker Vegetable and Bean Soup is just 183 calories per serving. The taste of this recipe is amazing!

15. Cabbage
The taste of cabbage is especially sweet during the fall and winter months. Dijon Roasted Cabbage is easy to make and is outrageously yummy. Oven 20,000 pins for this cabbage recipe.

16. Chiles
Chiles rev up your metabolism, so they are great for weight loss. They also taste best at the end of summer and during the early fall months. Momma’s Roadhouse Chili is under 300 calories and a favorite at SkinnyMs.

17. Eggplant
This purple vegetable is a tasty substitute for meat, especially in Italian dishes. Eggplant and Zucchini Gratin was created by Julia Child, one of our all time favorite chefs.

18. Kale
Kale is available year-round, but tastes sweeter during the cool months. If you have been put off by the bold taste in the past, try a batch from the fall harvest. Orange Glazed Salmon with Wilted Kale is only 240 calories per serving, and delicious!

19. Garlic
Garlic bulbs grow plump by the end of summer and have the richest taste when harvested during the fall months. Homestyle Potatoes with Garlic & Rosemary taste even better than traditional home fries and so much healthier.

20. Cauliflower
This is a well-known cold weather crop. It is popular during the winter months, but you can usually find some tasty batches during the fall. Coconut Curry Cauliflower is an easy has been pinned over 19,000 times. Plus, this yummy recipe is a mere 190 calories.

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