Healthy Cooking with Pumpkin : 6 Recipes Your Family Will Love

Healthy Cooking with Pumpkin : 6 Recipes Your Family Will Love

Once the calendar hits September 1st, it becomes socially acceptable to begin cooking with pumpkin!  Many recipes that incorporate the ingredient are heavy, rich and laden with sugar. There is certainly nothing wrong with treating yourself every now and then, but what if you want to enjoy the seasonal staple without feeling like you were constantly indulging? Here are 6 HEALTHY ways to use pumpkin in your cooking this Fall! (And we hope you also enjoy a slice of your grandma’s pumpkin pie, as well!)

  •  Pumpkin Hummus

This is such an unexpected way to use pumpkin! This recipe from Kim’s Cravings is perfect for guilt-free dipping with your favorite veggies!

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  • Flourless Pumpkin Muffins

You can still enjoy a treat without all of the refined flour and white sugar! (Feel free to omit the chocolate!)

 

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  • Breakfast Pumpkin Cookies

Make a Fall-inspired breakfast with these yummy “cookies”. It will make the most important meal of the day extra tasty!

 

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  • No-bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites

If you want a healthy on-the-go snack that will tide your over until your next meal, these are just the ticket!

 

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  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack, this smoothie will be just what you need. Thanks, Shugary Sweets for thinking outside of the smoothie box! (or glass!)

 

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  • Clean Eating Pumpkin Ice Cream

Yep, that’s right! Pumpkin ice cream doesn’t have to be unhealthy.  This banana-based treat will satisfy your after-dinner sweet tooth!

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We hope your Fall is off to a fantastic start! Be sure to add your favorite Fall recipes to your Families Connect page so that your network can see what you’re cooking up!

 

Torrey Swan is a former pediatric nurse who now spends most of her time chasing two red-headed        daughters.  Her favorite hobby is cooking with a proclivity for mexican food and margaritas.  She has resided in Nashville since the age of 11 and has been married to her husband, a Blackhawk pilot for the Army, since 2008.

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