How to Observe Eat Smart Day

Celebrate the American Heart Association’s Eat Smart Day with a compilation of healthy recipes for the entire day – from breakfast to dessert (listed below).

What is Eat Smart Day?

Each year, the second Wednesday of November is recognized as Eat Smart Day. It was also known as National Eating Healthy Day until the name was changed in 2016.

Established in 2009 by the American Heart Association, Eat Smart Day is dedicated to the importance of making healthy food choices. It also marks the official start of Eat Smart Month.

Eating healthy, nutritional food is an important part of your overall wellbeing. A well-balanced diet can also prevent health complications such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

In orthopedics, a healthy diet that includes Vitamin D, fruits and vegetables, and vitamin C may prevent inflammation, a major factor in rheumatoid arthritis.

How to Observe Eat Smart Day

Unlike the name implies, Eat Smart Day is not just about eating healthy food for one day (or one month!). Rather, it is the start of a long-term commitment to healthier eating by making small changes to your diet over time.

Committing to healthier eating now can also help you maintain a healthy diet during the upcoming holidays.

Below is a full menu of healthy fall-themed recipes to help you get started on your healthy eating journey today!


These fall-themed breakfast options both taste good and are good for you with plenty of fiber and protein.

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes


These lunch recipes are quick and easy to assemble and include tons of healthy vegetables.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries and Apple


For dinner, try out the perfect roast chicken with a side of colorful roasted vegetables. Or enjoy a light alfredo with spaghetti squash paired with crispy brussels sprouts.

Perfect Roast Chicken

Sheet-Pan Roasted Root Vegetables

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Air-fryer Brussels Sprouts


Last but not least, treat yourself to a healthier dessert option with a “lightened-up” cheesecake or Paleo pumpkin bread.

Lightened-Up Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

This menu of delicious and nutritious fall recipes is a great way to observe Eat Smart Day 2022 by practicing healthier eating habits. For more inspiration to help you on your healthy eating journey, be sure to check out our Healthy Lifestyle Calendar.


*All recipes linked in this article are the copyright-protected property of their respective authors.

Published on November 7, 2022