You work long shifts. You’re on your feet all day and by the time you get home, you’re mentally and physically exhausted. How about it, doctors – are we right? However, despite being tired, you still have to eat! Fall is finally here, and you’re probably thinking of warm soup, hearty beef stew, and all of those home-cooked meals that are perfect for warming you up on a crisp, cool day. Yet, the last thing you want to do after a long shift at work is come home and make an elaborate dinner. You could order takeout, but that isn’t very healthy. And let’s not even get started on those lonely, microwave dinners. So, what does the busy physician do when they want a good meal but don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking? Consider these fast healthy fall recipes that will fit into your hectic schedule!
10 Fast, Healthy Fall Recipes for Physicians in a Hurry
First of all, get a crockpot! You can chop and dump all of your ingredients into the slower cooker and let it simmer all day while you are at work. Cooking with a crockpot is easy, and it will most likely taste much better than soup from a can or those frozen dinner options that you toss in the oven. Plus, the food will most likely be a lot healthier because you can control what goes in it! You can make traditional fall soups like chicken noodle or chili, or you can check out these two fast healthy fall recipes to make in your crockpot:
- Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Potato Soup
- Slower Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup
If you don’t necessarily want to warm yourself up with a hot meal, consider making a sandwich or salad for dinner. You can get a little taste of fall in a salad by adding fruit, such as apples, or vegetables, such as squash, to it. A go-to healthy sandwich for any time of the year is an avocado sandwich. Check out these salad and sandwich recipes:
- Tomato Avocado and Cheese Sandwich
- Autumn Glow Salad
For the main course meal, remember that fajitas or tacos are always fast and fun! Also, meats such as pork chops can easily be fried in a pan and typically require little preparation ahead of time. Don’t forget about your crockpot! There are plenty of main course meals you can make in the crockpot such as chicken or roast beef. You can even throw some potatoes and carrots in there, and you’ll have a complete meal!
Here are two fast healthy fall recipes for main course dishes:
- Pork Chops with Roasted Apples
- Fall Vegetable Fajitas
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about dessert! For those of you who have a sweet tooth, consider these tasty and quick recipe ideas… full disclosure, they might not be considered healthy, but they will be tasty.
- S’mores Brownie Pie
- Ice cream! This isn’t exactly a recipe, but check out these fall ice cream flavors to try!
Now that we’ve most definitely made you hungry, are you ready to get thirsty too? If you want something to drink with flavor – without alcohol – apple cider is a fall favorite. However, you can always mix it with some cinnamon bourbon if you’re looking for a nightcap… it looks like we got a little off track on the healthy part of our fast fall recipe ideas. But, we won’t tell anyone if you dont! It happens.
Anyways, here are some other fall drink recipes to enjoy after your long shift!
- Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
- Pumpkin Smoothie
What are some of your favorite fast healthy fall recipes? Share with us in the comments below!