5 Recipes to Try This October

///5 Recipes to Try This October

5 Recipes to Try This October

Mix up your meal planning this month with my 5 recipes to try this October!

Hi everyone!

I’m so excited to be starting a new blog series today where once a month I’ll dive into the Running in Skirt archives and share five recipes that you can try this month.  I’ve been creating new recipes for the blog for nearly six years, so there a lot to choose from and some of my best ones you may or may not have seen before depending on how long you’ve been reading!  I’m hoping it will give you a chance to be creative with your meal planning and mix up your cooking without doing all the planning yourself!  I’m also hoping this will be easier for you so you don’t have to search for ideas yourself!

Each month I’ll focus on recipes that are seasonal and easy to make.  These are all practical real-life recipes that don’t involve a lot of fuss.  Since my site is mainly vegetarian, most of the recipes will be plant-based… although I might include some seafood recipes along the way.  Let me know if you’d like to see those too!  This is a great way to add more plant-based meals to your life.  All my recipes are meat-eater approved by the Hubs so vegetarian or not, I know you will love them.  I’m going to pay special attention to easy dinner ideas because I know first hand how hard it can be to cook a creative dinner each weeknight.  I picked five recipes because I feel like that’s an actual attainable amount of recipes to try without being too overwhelming!

I’d love to know what you think of this series idea and if you have any requests for future posts!  I challenge you to try something new this month.

So without further ado, here are 5 Recipes to Try this October!

5 Recipes to Try this October

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal recipe is so easy to make!  You just mix up oats, pumpkin, milk, eggs, and spices in a bowl and bake.  It’s packed with pumpkin flavor in a nourishing, tasty and satisfying breakfast.  You can make a batch and enjoy it all week!

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal- whole foods, clean eating breakfast for fall!/ Running in a Skirt



Healthy Apple Pie Greek Yogurt Pancakes

This is more of a weekend breakfast idea, but these pancakes are worth the effort!  You get extra nutrients from grated apple and greek yogurt cooked inside.


Healthier Jalapeno Popper Dip

For those of you who don’t know, I grew up in Florida and attended the University of Florida.  It’s hard to go to a school like that and not turn into a football fan.  Despite the team’s lackluster performance lately, I still enjoy watching a Gator game on fall weekends.  This Healthier Jalapeno Dip is a total CROWDPLEASER for an easy appetizer for any event or just a random weekend.  It’s SO easy to throw together and is completely addictive.  Football fan or not, you should give it a try this month.

15 Minute Healthy & Savory Pumpkin Pasta

This pasta dish the perfect easy fall dinner!  Instead of playing off the sweetness in pumpkin I used savory spices to create a simple, healthy and creamy pasta dish.  It can be on your table in 15 minutes!  To make it a more well-rounded meal choose a whole wheat or protein pasta.

15 Minute Healthy Pumpkin Pasta


Award Winning Vegetarian Chili

I once entered a chili cookoff with friends from the TV station with my vegetarian chili.  I was definitely an underdog, but somehow pulled off a win!  This recipe is a family favorite that I make at least once a month in the cool season.  It also happens to be the FIRST recipe I published on Running in a Skirt.  I gave the post a  makeover with new photos a few years back, but it still has photos from the actual cookoff.  I know you’ll love this chili too, so I hope you will give it a try.


Happy cooking beautiful readers!  I’d love to know if you try any of these 5 recipes to try this October and any suggestions you have for the series going forward.

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Your turn!

What’s your favorite recipe to make this time of year?

Which recipe would you like to try?

By | 2020-05-28T22:24:36-04:00 October 3rd, 2018|Food, Recipe Roundup|11 Comments


  1. Farrah October 6, 2018 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    I’m going apple picking in a few weeks–I definitely need to try making those pancakes soon!

  2. Alisa Fleming October 5, 2018 at 10:35 am - Reply

    I’m totally intrigued by the pumpkin pasta, but know that my husband would want those pancakes!

  3. Deryn October 5, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Umm, yep!! I’m into all of these! I’m well on my way with pumpkin oats and pancakes too..and I really want to try that pasta! Looks so good and creamy

  4. Kelly October 4, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    I’m loving all of the pumpkin recipes. I really need to try pumpkin pancakes soon!

  5. Farrah Fong October 4, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to try making those pancakes and that chili! <3!

  6. Abbey Sharp October 4, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Ooh they all look amazing! I definitely want to try that pumpkin oatmeal!

  7. rebecca October 4, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh, I don’t know where to start with this list! all the recipes here look so delicious! I may have to start with the pancakes. Ya I’ll start with the pancakes!

  8. Nicole @ Fitful Focus October 4, 2018 at 9:14 am - Reply

    I’ll take all of those!

  9. Lisa Ballantyne October 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Those pancakes are absolutely to die for, Julie!

  10. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real October 3, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I love the series already haha. These all look delicious…I can’t decide which I have to make first!

  11. Wendy October 3, 2018 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Everything looks yummy! Pinning for later!

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