It’s getting to that time of year again when everyone starts thinking about their favorite squash–pumpkin. Of course pumpkins are fun to carve and taste delicious in a typical loaf bread, but it is much more versatile and can be consumed as a great source of nutrients. Pumpkin is an amazing fruit at 90% water, making that incredibly low calorie. It also has more fiber than kale, more potassium than bananas, and is high in important vitamins like magnesium and iron that can be hard to find in your diet. Check out these 15 unique, delicious, and healthy pumpkin recipes.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
I am a huge fan of smoothies, especially for breakfast or after a workout. This one uses pumpkin, giving you an extra boost of much needed vitamins and minerals that can be hard to keep in a diet. Click here to find the recipe.
Flourless Pumpkin Brownies
Say hello to decadence with these flourless pumpkin brownies. These babies are oil free, grain free, dairy free and refined-sugar free but still have all the same feelings of indulgence as a regular brownie. Click here to find the recipe.
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
Overnight oats have become a huge trend lately as they are easy, quick, and portable. This recipe for pumpkin overnight oats is protein packed and requires little assembly. Click here to find the recipe.
I thought this recipe was super unique so I had to throw it in there. Hummus is known for being an incredibly heart healthy, low fat, high protein and delicious dip, so pumpkin hummus must be the real deal. It also comes together in a snap and is ready to be enjoyed immediately. Click here to find the recipe.
Wholewheat Pumpkin Applesauce Bread
This recipe is awesome, decadent and not at all dry, full of all good things– no butter or oil, sweetened naturally with honey and wholewheat. The streusel topping definitely uses sugar and butter, but nothing that will be too detrimental. Click here to find the recipe.
Chickpea Pumpkin Coconut Curry
I’m a huge fan of curry and eating out, but sometimes I wish I could be more adventurous cooking with exotic flavors at home. This recipe is the perfect way to ease into it with comforting ingredients like pumpkin and chickpeas. Click here to find the recipe.
Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes
Pumpkin meets pancake in this paleo, grain free recipe perfect for those cozy fall mornings. Click to find the recipe here.
Everyone loves alfredo and EVERYONE loves pumpkin, so when you put the two together, it just works perfectly. The one thing that this recipe has over other usual alfredo recipes is that has nowhere near the same amount of calories and fat. It’s guilt free! Click here to find the recipe.
Thai Pumpkin Soup
Yes, this soup sounds delicious. Yes, it is low calorie and dairy free. Better yet though, it is ready in only 15 minutes. Click to find the recipe here.
Healthy Pumpkin Chili
Chili is known for being a low fat, affordable and comforting meal and this healthy pumpkin chili recipe is no different. It just makes those autumn months even more perfect. Click here to check out this recipe.
Baked Parmesan Pumpkin Fries
Love fries? Me too. Take it to another level and you’ve got baked parmesan pumpkin fries. So if you’re craving a medium fry from some fast food chain down the street, I would opt for this low fat, nutrient rich fry recipe instead. Click here to find the recipe!
Pumpkin Pie Chia Seed Pudding
I think the best thing about chia seed puddings is how quick, transportable, healthy and filling they are. These things can keep you going with plenty of energy all day! Thankfully, this recipe fits in perfectly as it has been adapted to taste just like pumpkin pie. Click here to find the recipe!
Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer
Ta-da! Finally, the recipe every girl with a plaid scarf and a hankering for coffee has been searching for– pumpkin spice coffee creamer. Now you can make your own PSL at home without waiting in line at Starbucks. The best part is that it is completely dairy free. Click here to find the recipe!
Roasted Pumpkin, Capsicum, Basil & Feta Salad
This recipe seems almost too easy but it 100% is that great. Especially with autumn just around the corner, this salad is the perfect accompaniment to any meal, even Thanksgiving dinner. Click here to find the recipe!
Pumpkin Pie Nicecream
Wondering what makes this treat so nice? It is completely gluten-free, grain-free, low fat, vegan, and sweetened naturally with fruit so you can enjoy it guilt free. Click here to get the recipe!
If you’re headed to the pumpkin patch, don’t carve it. Eat it! Be sure to stand by for other posts on fall, pumpkin recipes and ideas, and the like.