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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!

By Rachel Mount Hofstetter from From Taste of Home
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    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

    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

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    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,

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    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

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    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

    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

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    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

    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

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    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

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    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

    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

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    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,

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    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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