Week of Clean Eating (Plan for Fall)

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Are you trying to figure out how to eat clean for the week? Do you just wish someone would tell you what to eat so you don’t have to figure it out? This week of clean eating plan can help! This meal plan is a mix of clean eating, real food meal ideas featuring Fall foods, produce and flavors.

The focus of this meal plan is on easy clean eating recipes that are family friendly and can support Moms during pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding.

You may also want to check out our one week clean eating meal plan for more recipe ideas.

How to eat clean in the Fall

Fall is wonderful time to eat clean. As it is generally considered harvest season, there is an abundance of fresh produce to base your meals on.

The move towards colder weather also makes it a great season for eating soups and stews. The best part is these nourishing meals can be easily made in the crock pot or instant pot which can save you a ton of time in the kitchen.

Another way to save time in the kitchen by batch cooking some of these recipes. Essentially you just make more than you need so that you don’t have to cook again later.

This includes chopping veggies ahead of time for meals you plan to make later the week, as well as making double and triple portions. This saves so much time and makes it easier when you go to make dinner.

Cook once, eat the rest of the week!

Check out this guide to batch cooking for beginners for more on how to get started.

What produce is in season in fall?

Use fresh produce that is in season in your clean eating meals. This helps make sure you are getting the most nutrition out of your food, but also helps keep healthy eating affordable.

Here is a list of produce for Fall

  • Apples
  • Artichoke
  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts 
  • Cabbage 
  • Carrots 
  • Cauliflower 
  • Celery 
  • Chard
  • Cranberries
  • Eggplant 
  • Fennel 
  • Fig
  • Garlic 
  • Grapes
  • Green beans 
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Okra
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Pomegranates
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes (yams)
  • Turnips
  • Winter squash
  • Zucchini

Our goal with this clean eating meal plan is to provide you with healthy options so that you can feed yourself and your family well all week long – even if you are busy and have no time (or energy) to cook.

Healthy eating does not have to be hard.

Simply follow this plan to take some of the stress out of getting meals on the table.

This plan includes:

  • healthy drink options
  • breakfast – both easy and make ahead options
  • lunch – make ahead and utilizing leftovers
  • dinner – mix of meals that you can make ahead, slow cooker, instant pot and easy sheet pan meals so you don’t have to spend a ton of time in the kitchen at the end of your day when you are exhausted.
  • snacks and treats – healthy options for both Mom and kids
  • toddler/baby ideas – because little ones need healthy options too

RELATED: Meal Planning Ideas for Busy Families

Healthy Drinks for Fall

Turmeric Tea – this is perfect tea for Fall. It is made with made of ginger root, orange, and turmeric. It can help fight inflammation and boost your immune system.

Green Tea Lactation Latte – a delicious tea latte just to help breastfeeding moms make more milk.

Love tea? Find out the best herbal teas for pregnancy and postpartum here.

Breakfast

Here are 3 breakfast ideas to alternate throughout the week. Make a ahead breakfasts are a lifesaver when you wake up exhausted and have a full day ahead of you.

Plan ahead and make a big batch of one of these breakfasts perfect for Fall.

#1 – Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal  – a must try for recipe for pumpkin pie lovers. Set it up the night before and have breakfast when you wake up.

#2 – Breakfast Bowl Recipe {Freezer Meal} – a great recipe to make ahead for less stressful mornings. Includes potatoes, eggs and breakfast sausage (though make sure to choose a “natural” sausage with no additives).

#3 – Turkey and Egg Breakfast Casserole   this is a great easy to make casserole for feeding a crowd or to eat all week long as leftovers. The egg, turkey, spinach, and sweet potato are a delicious fall foods combination.

Want more breakfast ideas?

These 12 Make Ahead Clean Eating Breakfast Ideas are really great for busy mornings.

Lunch

Need easy healthy lunches? Here are a few ideas to try using the best ingredients available during the Fall season.

#1 – Harvest Quinoa salad – a hearty and delicious option for lunch served over quinoa. Includes apples, kale and butternut squash topped with cranberries, pumpkin seeds and homemade dressing.

#2 – Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad  –  this oh so yummy healthy salad has pecans, cranberries, pomegranate Seeds and poppy seed honey-lime dressing making it perfect for clean eating in Fall.

#3 – Fall Harvest Meal Prep Bowls – if you need a healthy lunch on the go these meal prep bowls are the way to go. They include a tasty combination of chicken, sweet potatoes, apples, feta cheese and a maple tahini dressing.

Dinner

Dinner ideas that are healthy and easy to make!

#1 – Clean Eating Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chicken Curry – this meal could not be any easier. Just a few ingredients to make a delicious Fall themed meal.

#2 – Sausage Veggie and Apple Sheet Pan Dinner – a super easy 30 min meal using fall vegetables and flavors.

Sheet pan meals are great for when you don’t feel like cooking, because there’s no pan to tend to on the stove. Just chop, pop it in the oven and go do something else.

#3 – Slow Cooker Turkey Soup – a warm and delicious meal for cool nights. This soup takes it to the next level adding sweet potatoes and kale.

This meal makes lots of leftovers that you can freeze for later!

#4 – Pumpkin Chicken Chili – What says Fall more than Chili! This clean eating version is so good and can made in the slow cooker or instant pot.

#5 – Cozy instant pot vegetable soup – this meal is the perfect clean eating comfort food!

Clean eating side dish

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette – This is the perfect fall side dish. Make a big batch to serve with meals this week.

Bonus!!

So with this week of clean eating plan, we are including 2 bonus make ahead meal options! This can save you tons of time and stress when it comes to meal time.

If you don’t like to cook, or have the energy at the end of the day to cook the options below can be very helpful.

#1 – Meal Prep – If you love meal prep, then this Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Meal Prep Plan is one you need in your life.

#2 – Freezer Meals – these freezer meals are clean eating based and can save you a ton of time in the kitchen.

Our freezer meal guide can be super helpful for saving time because it includes everything you need to get started.

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Want more dinner recipes? Check out this list of over 25 dinner ideas featuring superfoods!

Breastfeeding Mom? These soup recipes are great for boosting milk supply!

Snacks and Treats

Healthy snacks and treats you can eat without the guilt!

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites  – a great alternative to eating pumpkin pie all day 🙂 Make a double batch because these go fast.

Healthy Pumpkin Lactation Muffins – a pumpkin muffin made with date fruit rather refined sugar. A tasty way to boost milk supply.

Healthy Apple Muffins – like apple pie in a muffin! And with all clean eating ingredients.

For more healthy snack ideas click here!

For the Little Ones

Healthy snack and meal ideas for your baby or toddler!

3 Ingredient Baby Teething Biscuits – a super easy, tasty and healthy snack for babies and toddlers. Can easily adapt to add sweet potato or carrot too.

Organic yogurt melts recipe – simple homemade toddler snack you’ll be glad you discovered.

Want more baby led weaning ideas? Follow my board on Pinterest! 

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