09/18/2012 08:57 am ET Updated Sep 20, 2012

Fall Recipes: Healthy Dishes That'll Keep You Warm (PHOTOS)

When the weather starts to cool, there's a natural tendency to gravitate toward heavier and more comforting foods. With that shift in behavior, on top of the less active lifestyle the cold inspires, it becomes pretty easy to pack on some winter pounds. Especially if you're using central heating, which some scientist believe contributes to weight gain.

And while you might really want to dig into a big ol' bowl of creamy mac and cheese, we've put together a collection of recipes featuring fall produce that will satisfy your need for something rich in flavor, while still keeping it light in calories.

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