It’s pumpkin season!
From sweet pie to savory soup, pumpkins provide that cozy autumn flavor and they’re super nutritious, too.
Pumpkins are packed with nutrients like vitamin A, which aids vision, and carotenoids, which protect the skin. They’re also high in fiber and nutrients like iron, zinc, and potassium.
Here are five delicious and healthy pumpkin recipes to enjoy this fall…
1. Decadent Yet Healthy Pumpkin Pie
If you’re looking for a delicious, no-hassle dessert that’s also healthy, this is your recipe! You can whip up this amazing pumpkin pie in 15 minutes, it’s gluten-free and dairy-free, and only calls for a small amount of honey in place of the usual sugar.
2. Curried Pumpkin Soup
Cozy up with this rich and hearty pumpkin soup on these cold and dark nights of the year. This Thai-inspired recipe can be varied to fit your tastes. Meat eaters can add chicken, or the fish sauce can be eliminated to suit vegetarians and vegans.
3. Pumpkin Cheesecake
Yes, there is such thing as a healthy cheesecake recipe! This pumpkin cheesecake has very little sugar and no gluten, yet it’s rich and delicious. If you don’t eat dairy, you can try dairy substitutes in this recipe.
4. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Whenever you carve a pumpkin, don’t throw out the seeds! Roast them at 300°F with a bit of salt and enjoy them as a crunchy snack. Pumpkin seeds are high in nutrients like magnesium, zinc, manganese, and tryptophan.
5. Pumpkin Spice
Okay, there isn’t actually any pumpkin in pumpkin spice. But as you might imagine, this autumnal spice blend is amazing in pumpkin pie. It can also be sprinkled on top of roasted pumpkin, ice cream, oatmeal, hot chocolate, and more…