Give me allll the comforting fall recipes.

Victoria Bruner, M.S., R.D.
September 13, 2019

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I turned the heat on in my car for the first time the other day, which marks the true turn of the seasons! This cooler weather has me wanting all the cozy dishes I can get my hands on, and soup is at the top of the list. When I make soup I often double the recipe so I have enough for dinner and a few lunches for the week, plus some that can be stashed in individual servings in the freezer for easy meals down the road.

Your Meal Plan

The recipes I've chosen for this week are warming, comforting and ones you'll find yourself making again and again. Both of the soups freeze well and require very little work—in fact, all of the recipes in this week's plan taste like they took all afternoon to cook but actually take only about 20 minutes of prep time.

Sunday: Roasted Chicken & Winter Squash over Mixed Greens

Monday: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Tuesday: Quick Shrimp Puttanesca

Wednesday: Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Chicken & Chickpea Soup

Thursday: Om Buddha Bowl

Friday: Slow-Cooker Carne Picada Tacos with Avocado Salsa

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See More: Healthy Soups to Make this Fall

Big-Batch Breakfast

These delicious muffins are basically what you'd get if banana bread and oatmeal had a baby. We combined the flavors of banana bread and the staying power of oatmeal and packaged it up in a convenient grab-and-go format.

Get the Recipe: Baked Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cups

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Treat Yourself

Because I really can't get enough pumpkin right now, these pumpkin chocolate chunk cookies are what I'll be making this week. Make these tasty cookies with me and share a photo on Instagram using the hashtag #ThePrep

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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