Digest Diet Approved: 13 Cozy Fall Recipes

These fast, seasonal dishes are packed with Digest Diet-approved fat releasing foods—so you can eat deliciously and lose weight!

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Hearty Chipotle Chicken Soup

Hearty Chipotle Chicken Soup
Spicy and smokey, this warm-you-up soup gets a dash of coolness from sour cream—or try a spoonful of Greek yogurt instead.

Fat releasers: protein, pinto beans, onion, garlic, chicken, tomatoes, corn, chile peppers, sour cream

Get the recipe at Taste of Home >>

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes
These hearty favorites are made with a mix of lean beef and pumpkin puree for a lighter, healthier Sloppy Joe that tastes just as delicious as the original.

Fat releasers: pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, chile powder, onion

Get the recipe at Taste of Home >>

Mushroom Pepper Steak

Mushroom Pepper Steak
Craving Chinese take-out? Make this fast stir-fry instead, packed with fat-releasing ingredients.

Fat releasers: lean beef, ginger, red and green peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, onion,

Get the recipe at Taste of Home >>

Roasted Turkey Breast Tenderloins

Roasted Turkey Breast Tenderloins
These seasoned tenders are roasted along with a medley of vegetables for a one-pan meal.

Fat releasers: dill, thyme, oregano, onion, carrots, celery, lean turkey

Get the recipe at Taste of Home >>

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Maple-Mustard Chicken

Maple-Mustard Chicken
This slow-cooker recipe has only five ingredients and takes next to no prep time.

Fat releasers: chicken breasts, mustard, brown rice

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Autumn Chowder

Autumn Chowder
This creamy, comforting stew is filled with carrots, potatoes, and corn—and topped with a garnish of satisfying bacon and cheddar cheese.

Fat releasers: carrots, corn, cheddar cheese, milk, onion, potatoes

Get the recipe at Taste of Home >>

Pumpkin-Turkey Chili

Pumpkin-Turkey Chili
Simmer a pot of this hearty stew—full of satisfying fat releasers—and you'll get everyone into the kitchen.

Fat releasers: onion, green pepper, oregano, cumin, garlic, beans, pumpkin, tomatoes, chile powder, lean turkey


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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
You'll lose the traditional sausage filling while gaining extra flavor—a double hit of cheese (Monterey Jack and Parmesan) and zesty additions like olives keep this dish deliciously rich.

Fat releasers: peppers, brown rice, tomatoes, corn, onion, beans, cheese, garlic

Get the recipe at Taste of Home >>

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Apple-Spiced Acorn Squash

Apple-Spiced Acorn Squash
This sweet, simple side dish has an extra secret: It's made completely in the microwave!

Fat releasers: acorn squash, apple, cinnamon, nutmeg

Get the recipe at Taste of Home >>

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes
These light, fluffy pancakes get an extra boost of flavor from pumpkin puree and pumpkin-pie spices.

Fat releasers: milk, pumpkin, ginger, nutmeg

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Warm and Fruity Breakfast Cereal

Warm and Fruity Breakfast Cereal
Start a crisp, fall morning off right with a bowl of this seven-grain cereal that's packed with fruit: fresh apples and dried apricots, cranberries, raisins, and dates. A healthy dash of apple juice and maple syrup provide a touch of extra sweetness.

Fat releasers: oats, apples, apricots, cranberries, raisins, dates, cinnamon, walnuts

Get the recipe at Taste of Home >>

Rice-Stuffed Butternut Squash

Rice-Stuffed Butternut Squash
This fancy-looking dish is not hard to make: Just combine roasted squash with a savory rice-and-cheese filling.

Fat releasers: butternut squash, wild rice, ricotta cheese, green onion, curry powder,

Get the recipe at Taste of Home >>

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Garlic Pumpkin Seeds

Garlic Pumpkin Seeds
Turn your jack-o'-lantern pumpkin seeds—or pick up a bag at the store—into this salty, addictive snack. All you need are a few spices, a microwave, and five minutes.

Fat releasers: pumpkin seeds, garlic

Get the recipe at Taste of Home >>

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