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Autumn is just around the corner! With the changing seasons, I always try to make a few positive, healthy changes to my lifestyle. While I eat pretty darn healthy most of the time, I tend to get in recipe ruts. Well, no more! It’s time to branch out and start cooking new, healthy recipes to celebrate this splendid time of year. Want to join me? You can. Here are 21 healthy recipes I scoped out on Organic Authority that I’m going to give a try come September 21st.

Figs

1. Organic Figs, Melon, Prosciutto, and Salami (appetizer)

Show me a person who says they don’t like figs, and I’ll show you a liar. This sweet and savory recipe is a light, meaty way to start off any meal.

Get the recipe: Organic Figs, Melon, Prosciutto, and Salami

Image: vauvau

Pumpkin

2. Frightfully Delicious! Pumpkin Pesto Bruschetta Recipe (appetizer)

This recipe will please veggie heads and meat lovers. It’s a fall fresh recipe full of healthy ingredients.

Get the recipe: Frightfully Delicious! Pumpkin Pesto Bruschetta Recipe

Image: robertsdonovan

Eggplant

3. Grilled Eggplant, Tomato and Goat Cheese Recipe [Vegetarian & Gluten Free] (appetizer)

This is a great appetizer to serve if you have friends with gluten intolerance.

Get the recipe: Grilled Eggplant, Tomato and Goat Cheese Recipe [Vegetarian & Gluten Free]

Image: Kate Sears

Salmon salad

4. Grilled Salmon, Potatoes & Asparagus Salad Recipe (salad)

This salad packs a meaty, unique punch.

Get the recipe: Grilled Salmon, Potatoes & Asparagus Salad Recipe

Image: Georgeanne Brennan and Weldon Owen Publishing.

Lentil salad

5. Easy Lentil Salad Recipe with Radicchio and Veggie (salad)

Need a quick salad for your evening meal? This lentil salad will do the trick.

Get the recipe: Easy Lentil Salad Recipe with Radicchio and Veggies

Image: Laura Klein

Quinoa salad

6. Royal Rainbow Superfood Quinoa Salad Recipe (salad)

This salad is beautiful to look at (and even better to eat).

Get the recipe: Royal Rainbow Superfood Quinoa Salad Recipe

Image: John Klein

Chicken soup

7. Soup of the Day: Orzo, Delicata Squash & Chicken Soup with Sage

This soup will keep you warm during the first few chilly days of autumn.

Get the recipe: Soup of the Day: Orzo, Delicata Squash & Chicken Soup with Sage

Image: Photographs by Erin Kunkel. Copyright 2011 by Weldon Owen Inc. and Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Veggie chili

8. Take the Chill Off with a Vegetarian Chili Recipe

This recipe will stick to your ribs and warm you up (without filling you with grease and fat).

Get the recipe: Take the Chill Off with a Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Image: Rooey202

Pumpkin lentil soup

9. Autumn Lentil & Pumpkin (or Sweet Potato) Stew with Cilantro Oil

This hearty soup is filled with seasonal favorites.

Get the recipe: Autumn Lentil & Pumpkin (or Sweet Potato) Stew with Cilantro Oil

Image: Kimberley Stakal

Cornbread

10. Skillet Cornbread Recipe [Gluten Free & Vegetarian]

Serve up this tasty cornbread with some chili.

Get the recipe: Skillet Cornbread Recipe [Gluten Free & Vegetarian]

Image: Kate Sears

Cauliflower

11. A Sexy Cauliflower Gratin Recipe

This vegetable side dish is rich and tempting.

Get the recipe: A Sexy Cauliflower Gratin Recipe

Image: Horia Varlan

Unique side dish

12. Saveur Recipe: Wild Greens with Fried Eggs

This unique side dish will turn heads (and fill forks).

Get the recipe: Saveur Recipe: Wild Greens with Fried Eggs

Image: James Oseland

Pizza

13. Polenta Pizza Recipe with Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs [Gluten Free & Vegetarian]

This pizza is yummy, simple and totally tempting.

Get the recipe: Polenta Pizza Recipe with Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs [Gluten Free & Vegetarian]

Image: Kate Sears

Pork roast
14. Pork Roast with Mustard and Herb Crust Recipe

This hearty meal will make the entrie family come to the dinner table on time.

Get the recipe: Pork Roast with Mustard and Herb Crust Recipe

Image: Sheri Giblin

Veggie pasta

15. Raw Zucchini Pasta Recipe with Leek Tomato Sauce

This “pasta” recipe is unique and fun to make. Give those noodles a break!

Get the recipe: Raw Zucchini Pasta Recipe with Leek Tomato Sauce

Image: GlowKitchen

Brown rice pasta

16. Brown Rice Pasta with Asparagus, Shiitakes, Pumpkin Seed Pesto & Raw Goat Cheese

OK. You can break out the pasta for this recipe. This recipe’s ingredients are fresh, nutty and will tantalize your taste buds.

Get the recipe: Brown Rice Pasta with Asparagus, Shiitakes, Pumpkin Seed Pesto & Raw Goat Cheese

Image: John Klein

Fruity chicken

17. Fruity Glazed Chicken Recipe with Rosemary

This fruity chicken recipe is as refreshing as it is hunger satiating.

Get the recipe: Fruity Glazed Chicken Recipe with Rosemary

Image: David Christian

Pretzel sandwich

18. Recipe: Pretzel Panini With Quince, Cheddar, and Horseradish Slaw

This hearty sandwich will keep you full (but not too full) all evening long.

Get the recipe: Recipe: Pretzel Panini With Quince, Cheddar, and Horseradish Slaw

Image: Kimberley Stakal

Beet sandwich

19. Roasted Beet Salad Sandwich Recipe with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

This sandwich is hearty and healthful, and a great recipe choice for an upcoming Meatless Monday.

Get the recipe: Roasted Beet Salad Sandwich Recipe with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

Image: abbyladybug

Vegan cake

20. Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

This healthier chocolate cake option is a great, sweet, ending to any meal.

Get the recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

Image: GlowKitchen

Squash cookie

21. Speckled Acorn Squash Cookies with Nigella Seeds Recipe

This autumn desert is light and tasty.

Get the recipe: Speckled Acorn Squash Cookies with Nigella Seeds Recipe

Image: David Christian

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