Halloween is almost over, but pumpkin season is still in full swing!
As we say goodbye to Halloween, there’s still time to enjoy the delicious pumpkin-y flavors of the season. You can incorporate this festive seasonal ingredient into many delicious – and healthy – dishes the whole family will enjoy. Here are a few healthy pumpkin recipes to try:
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Vegetable Pumpkin Stir-Fry
- Fall Pumpkin Chili
- Spicy Crockpot Pumpkin Soup
- Apple-Pumpkin Muffins
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies
Learn more about these healthy pumpkin recipe ideas and their health-boosting ingredients below.
There’s no better way to start your day than a pile of fluffy and delicious pancakes! This pumpkin pancake recipe is easy to make and is also gluten-free. By blending potassium-rich bananas and cholesterol-lowering oatmeal, there’s no need to use flour or refined sugar. Top it off with pure maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra bit of wholesome flavor.
If you love eating your vegetables, this beautiful, fall-colored pumpkin stir-fry recipe is for you. Ready in 30 minutes or less, this dish is easy to make and can be customized to include the veggies you most enjoy. Beyond adding delicious flavor and satisfying texture, veggies also provide health benefits such as a lowered risk of heart disease and diabetes.
This fall-themed chili is loaded with bold flavors! Enjoy this comforting and cozy dish at the end of a long day or share at a football-watching potluck. With the rich mixture of autumn flavors (including pumpkin pie spice!) and healthy ingredients like bell peppers, black beans, and tomatoes, this pumpkin recipe is a must-try this season.
Need a little spice in your life? This vegan and gluten-free soup only has six ingredients and cooks up right in your slow cooker, making dinner effortless and tasty. Aside from pumpkin, you’ll combine onion, vegetable broth, vitamin B- and C-rich Fresno chili peppers, blood pressure-lowering garlic, cashews, salt, and ground black pepper. Once it’s ready, you’ll have a spicy and delectable soup loaded with deep gold autumnal color and zesty flavor.
Applesauce and pumpkin flavors combine to make these deliciously spiced muffins! This low-fat recipe promotes heart health and is perfect for serving up at Thanksgiving or use as a lunchbox treat. You can also substitute some of the ingredients for a vegan-friendly alternative recipe.
Simply toss the ingredients into your blender to make this healthy pumpkin pie-themed smoothie. This healthy recipe uses banana, pumpkin puree, digestion-boosting vanilla yogurt, and milk to create a tasty and filling drink that’s perfect for a cool fall morning.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with healthy gluten-free pumpkin cookies! A touch of honey combined with the earthy flavors of pumpkin, make this super-soft, melt-in-your-mouth treat something truly extraordinary. Ingredients like fat-burning coconut oil and protein-rich almond flour make this festive fall treat a healthier holiday dessert alternative to its calorie-rich counterparts. To reduce the sugar content even more, omit the icing.
These healthy pumpkin recipes will add a touch of seasonal flair to your meal planning all season long!
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