It's pumpkin season, y'all! And pumpkin is such a nutrient dense gourd - good for digestion and FULL of fiber and beta carotene! It's also extremely versatile! Not just for pumpkin spice lattes and pie - here are some great and HEALTHY pumpkin recipes for you to try:
Pumpkin Soup: Make a creamy pumpkin soup using pureed pumpkin, vegetable broth, and a touch of low-fat cream or coconut milk.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: After carving a pumpkin, roast the seeds with a sprinkle of olive oil and your favorite seasonings for a nutritious snack.
Pumpkin Smoothie: Blend pumpkin puree with Greek yogurt, a banana, a bit of honey, and some cinnamon for a delicious smoothie.
Pumpkin Oatmeal: Add pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and a touch of maple syrup to your morning oatmeal for a fall-inspired breakfast.
Pumpkin Chili: Add diced pumpkin to your favorite chili recipe for added flavor and nutrients.
Pumpkin Muffins: Bake whole wheat pumpkin muffins with less sugar and use applesauce as a sweetener.
Pumpkin Salad: Toss roasted pumpkin chunks with mixed greens, cranberries, and a light vinaigrette dressing.
Pumpkin Curry: Make a healthy pumpkin curry with a mix of spices, vegetables, and lean protein like chicken or tofu.
Pumpkin and Quinoa Bowl: Combine roasted pumpkin, cooked quinoa, spinach, and a tahini dressing for a nutritious bowl.
Pumpkin Energy Bites: Mix pumpkin puree, oats, almond butter, and a touch of honey to create no-bake energy bites.
Remember to adjust these recipes to suit your dietary preferences and health goals. Enjoy your pumpkin-inspired dishes!