13 Delicious Healthy Pumpkin Recipes
Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Pie....you know Fall has arrived. Years ago, I thought the only thing you could do with pumpkins was carve funny faces into them. Now, I've been researching healthy ways to incorporate this fruit into my weekly recipe rotation.
Did you know pumpkin is packed with fiber and is an excellent source of beta-carotene (which helps with vision and supports your immune system).
Here are 13 of my favorite delicious, healthy pumpkin recipes to try out this season.
Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese
A tasty, healthy alternative to sugary donuts, baking a fresh batch of these for your coworkers will definitely earn you points around the office, and not on the scale. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Making your oatmeal taste like pumpkin pie is as delicious as it is healthy! Pumpkin puree and spices add flavor without adding fat. Crunchy pecans and a touch of maple syrup add the finishing touches. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
Not only do they have a lot less sugar and fat than a usual PSL, they are also packed with 22 grams of protein. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Skip the pricey Starbucks PSL -- This pumpkin spice latte has half the calories of your favorite fall treat. Get the recipe.
The scent of this paleo-friendly pumpkin bread wafting from your kitchen will make family and neighbors come running for a slice! Get the recipe.
This is not your average quesadilla! It is stuffed with pepper jack cheese and spiced pumpkin puree with all the trimmings! All for only 269 calories per serving. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Risotto with Garlic and Sage
Risotto is comfort food, pure and simple, but it can be loaded with high-fat ingredients. That’s why we created this delicious, lighter version with pumpkin, sage, and brown arborio rice (if you can’t find it, brown rice will do). Get the recipe.
Pumpkin is the star of this belly-warming vegetarian chili that has only 96 calories per serving! Get the recipe.
Chicken Baked with Pumpkin This casserole with savory bites of lean chicken breast, pumpkin, and fresh herbs has a whopping 25 grams of protein per serving and only 182 calories. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Pizza with Kale
Create this beautiful gourmet pie for your next family pizza night and listen to the oohs and ahhs! Making fresh roasted pumpkin puree is totally worth the effort, but canned puree tastes great too! Get the recipe.
Vegetarian Pumpkin Curry
Don’t be intimidated by curry! This recipe makes it easy to prepare and oh-so delicious. This simple dish of pumpkin, bell peppers and fragrant fresh basil and coconut milk is ready in just 25 minutes. Get the recipe.
Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Lentils and Goat Cheese
This hearty salad topped with lentils and fresh pumpkin is perfect for fall and winter months. In other seasons (or pumpkin isn't your jam), replace pumpkin with sweet potato! Get the recipe.
Cauliflower Pumpkin Casserole
This combination of cauliflower and pumpkin sauce has all the comfort of a creamy casserole without the fat (or carbs)! Get the recipe.