Pumpkins are useful for more than just jack-o-lanterns. Pumpkins are high in fiber, vitamin A, beta-carotene and potassium. Plus, one cup of pumpkin only contains 80 calories. So, here are the top 7 healthy pumpkin recipes to get you in the mood for fall!
Let’s start with a little breakfast. These vegan pumpkin spice pancakes only take 20 minutes to prepare and are well worth the effort. If you’re gluten-free you can easily sub out GF flour for the whole wheat flour.
The weather is starting to cool down, so here’s a great pumpkin soup recipe that will help keep you warm. It’s even topped with kale to make sure you get some Elavil!
Even though it’s almost fall, you’ll still need something to cool you down after a workout. Pumpkin tastes surprisingly great in smoothies. So, give it a shot!
Many people forget how good nuts and seeds are for you and pumpkin seeds are no exception. This trail mix recipe tastes great and makes a great snack. You can either buy the pumpkin seeds or use the leftover seeds from making another recipes on this list!
If you have a sweet tooth, these vegan pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies should do the trick. They also are only 90 calories per cookie. Once again, you can always replace the whole wheat flour with GF flour if you’re gluten-free.
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Finally, something you could make as a main course for lunch or dinner. This recipe is loaded with a variety of vegetables and spices and tastes awesome. Plus, it only has 242 calories.
Here’s a simple recipe to round out the list. All you need is a pumpkin, olive oil, salt, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. There’s also a 3 minute video included to make sure you nail it on the first try.
If you have any other great pumpkin recipes let us know in the comments below!