Fall is just around the corner! Which means it’s almost time for sweaters, boots, crunchy leaves, apple cider, and, of course, pumpkin. Pumpkins are the ultimate autumn vegetables. They’re loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium. They’re also high in fiber, which means they’ll fill you up with every bite. While you might love pumpkin pie, you can also enjoy your favorite squash in so many other ways. Fun dishes such as pumpkin soups, smoothies, and dips make a great addition to your fall meals. So, whether you want to satisfy your sweet tooth or make a hearty and savory dinner, we’ve got you covered with these 13 recipes to get you pumped on pumpkin!
13 Recipes to Get You Pumped on Pumpkin This Fall
1. Pumpkin Soup
When chilly weather rolls around, a bowl of soup is immensely satisfying. Warm up with this creamy (and healthy) pumpkin soup.
These pumpkin raisin muffins are made with whole-wheat flour, so they’re healthier than the store-bought variety. You can even keep them in the freezer and take one out when you need to satisfy your morning carb cravings.
This pumpkin cheesecake will steal the show at any holiday party. Pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon give it a seasonal spice, and it’s free from refined sugars.
Pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg are the perfect combination of fall flavors, and they all come together in these pumpkin raisin oatmeal baked apples. The oats provide a filling addition to this flavorful snack.
Start your day off right with this pumpkin spice smoothie. It’s high in fiber and potassium and low in fat, but tastes like an indulgence. You can even adjust the amount of maple syrup if you’re trying to cut down on sugar.
When you carve your jack-o-lantern this Halloween, don’t discard the pumpkin’s seeds! They are just as nutritious as pumpkin puree, and, when baked with chili powder and lime, they make a fantastic snack.
This spicy pumpkin hummus is just as tasty and healthy as traditional hummus, but with an extra kick. Dip your favorite veggies in it or spread it on some pita bread.
Pumpkin isn’t just great for snacks and desserts – it can also be part of a balanced meal. This pumpkin and spinach lasagna allows you to enjoy pumpkin for dinner, and the addition of spinach makes it extra healthy.
10. Pumpkin Risotto
This hearty risotto is the perfect fall meal. It’s deliciously creamy, and the pumpkin provides a ton of vitamins and minerals.
These crispy kale and pumpkin croquettes taste indulgent, but are deceivingly nutritious. Get your pumpkin fix by combining it with super healthy kale, almond meal, and chia seeds. The best part? They’re baked, not fried, which significantly cuts down on the oil and fat content.
Don’t you wish you could have pumpkin pie for breakfast? These pumpkin pie steel cut oats let you feel like you’re doing just that. You can put them in your slow cooker before you go to bed and wake up to a bowl of pumpkin pie-flavored oats that also happen to be free from refined sugars.
Pumpkin spice lattes are everyone’s favorite fall treat, but they’re loaded with sugar, fat, and empty calories. They’re also expensive. Make your own version at home with this recipe that leaves out the refined sugars. That way, you can enjoy it at home as often as you like without breaking the bank.
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