Now that the autumn season is here, it's a great time to try out some of our favorite fall recipes. has plenty of really good recipes that are both healthy and delicious.

Pumpkin Soup
Here's what you'll need:
3/4 cup water
1 small onion chopped
1 can (8 ounces) pumpkin puree
1 cup unsalted vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup fat-free milk
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 green onion, green top only, chopped

In a large saucepan, heat 1/4 cup of the water over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining water, pumpkin, broth, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the milk and cook until hot. Don't boil. Soup should be ready to eat right away!

Squash Salad
Put an autumn twist on salad by adding squash. Here's what you need:
2 small acorn squash
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons margarine or olive oil
4 cups leaf lettuce
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
4 teaspoons honey

Microwave each squash on high until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove pulp and seeds. Cut into diced pieces and add to lettuce along with other ingredients.

Apple Corn Muffins
Take advantage of orchard season with this recipe. You'll need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup fat-free milk
2 egg whites
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup corn kernels

Combine flour, cornmeal, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, combine milk and egg whites. Add the apple and corn and pour over the flour mixture. Stir. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake about 30 minutes at 425 degrees.

What are your favorite fall recipes?

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