It’s hard to believe it’s almost fall, but the good news is that it’s a great time of year to plan for super simple, super yummy family meals. These 30 healthy fall recipes to feed your family this September can be your go-to meal plan for healthy and yummy meals for everyone at the table.
Healthy Fall Recipes
My family’s schedule is just as likely as busy as yours so this meal plan has a focus on easy recipes that can be made on weeknights. There are lots of slow cooker and one-pot options, plus meals that work well to be made ahead of time. And since apples are back in season at local US markets, there are more healthy fall recipes including apples for breakfast and snacks at the end.
Printable Family Meal Plans
In an effort to make my monthly meal plans more easy to use, I’m going to work to add more pdf versions of my meal plan. You can find a new ebook that corresponds with this post called Happy Family Meals Vol 2 in my shop. It has a downloadable digital ebook with grocery lists, meal planning templates, and lots of tips to help improve mealtimes in your house. You can use it on your device or print it!
Here we go, your family meal plan for September week by week!
September Week 1
I know that it’s unlikely that anyone will make every single meal from scratch each day, so I have a few recipe ideas here and trust that you’ll fill in with shortcuts like cereal, yogurt and fruit, and toast for breakfast. Find no-cook lunch ideas, cold lunch ideas, and snack meal ideas here.
- Apple Smoothie
- Crockpot Applesauce
- Healthy Pasta Salad
- Slow Cooker Beef Burritos
- Italian Lentils with Rice with side of melon
- Easy Sweet Potato Hash
- Lamb Meatballs with Pita and Hummus
TIP: We usually do pizza, takeout, or leftovers once or twice during the week to add another easy meal to the mix.
September Week 2
The breakfast, snacks, and lunches here an all be made ahead and served quickly at mealtime to make sure it’s actually doable for you. The lunch ideas can also be packed in a thermos if you’re sending a kiddo to school or daycare.
If you have access to fresh tomatoes, they work beautifully in the spaghetti sauce!
- Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce with Pasta
- Broccoli Tots with rotisserie chicken
- Spinach Quesadillas with corn and black beans
- Zucchini Pancakes
- Teriyaki Shrimp and Zucchini
September Week 3
- Baked Chicken Meatballs with fruit and crackers
- Healthy Pumpkin Bars with fruit and cheese or yogurt
Mix up the type of rice and pasta you buy for a wider range of nutrients or just to mix up the shapes—the kids might even like to pick which shape you have!
- Shortcut Butternut Squash Risotto
- Instant Pot Butter Chicken
- Breaded Tofu Nuggets, Roasted Cauliflower, and whole grain toast
- Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with fruit
- Homemade Pizza
TIP: If making pizza dough feels like too much, pick up a ball of ready made dough at your store and have fun putting the sauce and cheese on with the help of the kids.
September Week 4
Add a simple side of fruit to any of these family meals.
- Ratatouille Pasta
- Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas
- Broccoli Cheddar Soup and Cornbread Muffins (or toast)
- Pasta with Summer Squash
- Instant Pot Channa Masala
I’d love to hear what your family likes in these meals plans so please comment below to share!