Healthy Mind, Healthy Living: 10 Healthy Fall Treats

Ella Pedroso, Design Editor

Something about fall often makes a person want to get cozy with some comfort food. But, for those who want to eat healthier, it can be hard to resist the unhealthy food that appears during the fall season. These 10 recipes combine health and flavor to keep one’s mind and body healthy during fall.

1. Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

On a relaxed fall morning, a perfect breakfast option is overnight oats. Packed with nutrients, oatmeal helps one’s brain function at its full capacity, such as: iron, zinc, potassium and B vitamins. Turn plain overnight oats into a delicious fall treat by topping it with apples, cinnamon and maple syrup. 

2. Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apples, rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, add antioxidants to your diet. Adding them to grain, gluten and dairy-free muffins creates an amazing fall treat.

3. Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars

Kickstart your day with these pumpkin protein bars to boost brain activity. Protein raises levels of amino acids, prompting the brain to keep a person energized and alert throughout the day. Combining the iconic pumpkin flavors of fall with the benefits of protein makes for a tasty healthy fall pick-me-up.

4. Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Fall, pumpkins and baking go great together. Combine the three to make these cookies, which allow you to enjoy the activity of baking and stay healthy all at the same time, making them a perfect dessert.

5. Dark Chocolate Bark

Dark chocolate, known for being full of nutrients and antioxidants, also improves brain function. Both delicious and good for you, dark chocolate paired with almonds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds make this tasty chocolate bark.

6. Pumpkin Chia seed pudding

Loaded with omega fatty acids, chia seeds increase memory and concentration. Pumpkins and chia seeds make for an amazing treat, with added health benefits. Make this chia seed pudding for a healthy treat. 

7. Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Custard

For those who have a hard time adding vegetables to their diet, a great way to add them is this custard. This recipe uses carrots, a superfood, making it a great combination of  healthy foods and dessert. 

8. Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

Many people love carving pumpkins during fall, to use leftover seeds, add cinnamon and bake to create a quick fall snack. Because their high fiber, pumpkin seeds improve your brain health.

9. Cinnamon Apples

A perfect fall combination, cinnamon and apples, can be eaten at any time throughout the day. Use this recipe to create a comfort food perfect for fall.

10. Cranberry Cashew Clusters

Great for snacking during fall, the superfood cranberry in these cashew clusters have an abundance of nutrients that stimulate energy production, brain health and bone health.