It's October, which means it's time to enjoy the best of fall produce – and don't forget pumpkin! Enjoy spooky season with the best pumpkin recipes as well as other comforting flavours for the crisp fall season.
What recipes to cook in October
Happy October! Or should I say, happy spooky season! ‘Tis the season to visit the pumpkin patches, find the coolest costume, and cozy up next to the fireplace with your favourite fall drink and Halloween movie! I'm not lying when I say that this season is truly the most exciting for many of us. The weather is cooling down to the perfect sweater weather, so it's time to enjoy fall eats to the maximum with soups, chili and curry recipes that embody our favourite squashes (ex: butternut squash, acorn squash, etc.)
Since this month is packed with fun activities, it's natural that you may be busy running around so I've also included easy sheet pan dinners that are packed with fall produce to make making dinner that much easier! If you try any of the recipes for yourself, make sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see your recreations!
Breakfast recipes for October
Start your mornings off right with the most important meal of the day – breakfast! Honestly, you can count on me to have the best pumpkin recipes for the season. Trust me, my protein pumpkin pancakes are an amazing way to start your morning and my no bake pumpkin spice latte bars are amazing! But, to avoid the risk of overwhelming you with pumpkin recipes, I've limited the pumpkin breakfast options to two! Breakfast aside, I included two of my favourite pumpkin drinks that are the perfect Starbucks copycat recipes – like the infamous pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin cream cold brew!
For those of you who don't love pumpkin, I've made sure to include other fall favourites in this breakfast roundup. Start your mornings off right a hearty breakfast burrito. It's sure to keep you satisfied while you're at work.
Lunch recipes for October
The best lunches are ones that are low maintenance and easy to enjoy while you're busy on the go. For the month of October, warm yourself up with a delicious soup or a hearty bowl that uses the best of the season's produce. The possibilities are truly endless! Keep scrolling to read through the best protein-packed, satiating soups to try this month. If soups and stews aren't your favourite to travel with, I've included delicious bowls that use brussels sprouts, squash, sweet potatoes and more!
Dinner recipes for October
There's no doubt that October is a busy month! Whether we're spending time at the pumpkin patches, getting ready for the greatest Halloween parties or simply enjoying the best of fall weather, it can be hard to manage time to prepare nutritious meals. And, to be honest, it's even harder to do so when we're tempted by all the delicious fall treats surrounding us. The best way to combat this temptation is by preparing as many of your ingredients and lunches ahead of time with the magic of food prep! Check out my How To Food Prep blog post to see how to save time in the kitchen this fall!
Take a spin on the classic, easy dinners with delicious fall flavours to enjoy this month even more! Yes, there's a lot of pumpkin recipes because it's October but I've also included some other squashes for your liking!
As the weather cools, it's so comforting to nourish our bodies with healthy but hearty dinners. The best part is that some of these easy weeknight dinners that come together easily in a sheet pan, one pot or slow cooker. I'm all about making life easy this season!