September 1, 2021

by Alyssa

22 Healthy Recipes to Cook in September

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These are the 22 best Healthy Recipes to cook in September with seasonal produce like apples, pumpkins, tomatoes and Brussels sprouts.

September may mark the end of summer and the beginning of fall, but don't sleep on the abundance of delicious produce still thriving this time of year.

Head to the farmer's market and load up on this month's bounty of late summer and early fall fruits and veggies.

Healthy Recipes to Cook with September Produce

I'm talking about apples, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes, as well as lingering tomatoes, zucchini, and broccoli.

September is an amazing time of year to be cooking with fresh produce, and these are the best recipes to make this month.

Apples

serving of vegan pear and apple crisp in a white ceramic bowl with ice cream

Vegan Apple Crisp with Pears & Quinoa

It only makes sense to start off with dessert, right? This easy crisp features two gems of September produce: apples and pears. It has a sweet and crumbly quinoa topping that happens to be vegan and gluten-free!

Quinoa Breakfast Bake with Apples and Cinnamon

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake

This hearty breakfast casserole simply tastes like fall to me. It's a delicious high-protein recipe that's also great for meal prep.

More apple recipes for September

Broccoli

Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry Recipe

Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry

This is a super-fast and satisfying plant-based stir-fry with a savory sesame and soy sauce.

Healthy Broccoli Pasta Recipe

One Pot Creamy Lemon Broccoli Pasta

Make a super-fast pasta that's brimming with nutrients and a comforting, creamy sauce. Use gluten-free pasta if you like!

More broccoli recipes perfect for September

Brussels Sprouts

The Best Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

This crunchy raw Brussels sprout salad has a refreshing lemony dressing and crunchy almonds. I love serving it with Maple Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans.

Roasted Garlic Salmon with Brussel Sprout Quinoa Salad - for a healthier start to your holiday feasting

Herb Roasted Garlic Salmon with Brussel Sprout Quinoa Salad

Is a delicious and refreshing roasted salmon with a simple and vibrant fall salad.

More Brussels sprouts recipes 

Carrots

Vegan Carrot Burgers with Chickpeas

Curried Chickpea & Carrot Burgers

I love how simple but flavorful these veggie-packed burgers are. Chickpeas add tons of protein for a satisfying lunch or dinner.

Anti-Inflammatory Carrot Soup with Ginger and Turmeric

Anti-Inflammatory Ginger & Turmeric Carrot Soup

This invigorating vegan soup is full of antioxidants to help you feel your best.

More carrot recipes for September

Cauliflower

Best Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

The Best Vegan Mashed Cauliflower

You won't miss potatoes once you've tried this airy and light mashed cauliflower side dish (perfect alongside Citrus & Fennel Roasted Salmon).

5-Ingredient Buffalo Cauliflower Quinoa Casserole

This baked casserole is loaded with fluffy quinoa and tender cauliflower in a spicy dairy-free Buffalo sauce.

More easy cauliflower recipes for fall

Kale

Quinoa Flour Crackers

Cheezy Kale & Quinoa Crackers

Skip the expensive store-bought crackers and make your own easy vegan crackers with quinoa flour and fresh kale.

Best Ever Massaged Kale Salad

This is a go-to kale salad ready for your favorite toppings, including  Crispy Chickpeas, Crispy Baked Tofu, and Cinnamon & Pecan Crusted Salmon.

More favorite kale recipes

Oats/Oatmeal

Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats

Start your day with dessert for breakfast (or at least it will taste like that) with these healthy gluten-free chocolate oatmeal cups.

overhead of a bowl with green coconut matcha oatmeal topped with kiwis, grapes, bananas and pomegranate seeds

Creamy Coconut Matcha Oatmeal

This bowl of vibrant green oats are made with creamy coconut and antioxidant-rich matcha for an invigorating start to your day.

More oat recipes

Pumpkin

Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie

Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie

You'll be blown away by how decadent and creamy this fall-spiced smoothie is. It's sweetened with dates and blended with cashews for a low-sugar, high-protein meal.

Creamy Chickpea + Pumpkin Stew

This loaded veggie stew is pure comfort. Swirl in vegan yogurt or sour cream on top for an extra level of creaminess.

More pumpkin recipes for September

Sweet Potato

Salmon Cakes Recipe with Quinoa

Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes

These adorable pan-fried salmon cakes have a touch of sweetness from fresh sweet potato and heartiness from quinoa.

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pizza

Life-Changing Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

You won't go back to store-bought after you've tried this easy and vitamin-packed sweet potato crust. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

More sweet potato recipes

Tomato

Best Vegan Pasta Recipe Ever

Vegan Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce

Savor the end of tomato season with this simple roasted tomato sauce and your favorite pasta.

Spicy Tomato Gazpacho

September is not too late to enjoy a chilled bowl of fresh tomato gazpacho with refreshing cucumber, garlic and spice.

More tomato recipes to make in September

Zucchini

pizza with colorful vegetables cut into slices

Low Carb Zucchini Pizza Crust

This crisp and thin zucchini pizza crust is a low-carb way to enjoy your favorite toppings, from BBQ Chicken to plant-based favorites like BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork.

Gluten-Free Zucchini Coffee Cake Recipe

Healthy Zucchini Coffee Cake

Serve up slices of this extra-moist and spongey zucchini cake topped with a drizzle of glaze for a crowd-pleasing breakfast or brunch.

More zucchini recipes for September

What recipes will you be cooking in September?

Let us know what some of your favorite September recipes are in the comments!

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About Alyssa

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