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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice! Healthy Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Fall
Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice! Healthy Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Fall
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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice! Healthy Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Fall

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Hello, pumpkin season! 

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Here is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce. Below each recipe we've included quick-links to some of the nonperishable ingredients and utensils that you'll need to get these dishes started. 

Pumpkin Muffins

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are made with flour and oats; plus, they are sweetened with honey and use coconut oil instead of butter. They also leverage cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg to spice up the pumpkin, giving them a well-rounded taste. Add some extra protein by topping these muffins with an almond or peanut butter spread.

Pumpkin Soup

This recipe is fast, easy, comforting, and vegan! The recipe uses coconut milk instead of dairy milk, creating a nice, silky texture. Plus, it takes only 30 minutes to prepare, with the majority of the time used to cook the soup. The wonderful combination of onion and garlic with honey and curry powder is sure to leave you wanting more!

Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

Not only is this a healthy pancake recipe, but it is fast and easy to make with just five ingredients — egg whites, pumpkin puree, vanilla protein powder, pumpkin spice, and baking powder. It’s a perfect way to spice up the normal buttermilk pancakes, adding more flavor and spice for a perfect cozy fall morning. For a low-sugar option, be sure to top off the cakes with warmed agave or honey to create a syrupy texture.

Pumpkin Overnight Oats

If you’re seeking a taste and texture close to pumpkin pie, these oats are just the thing. This quick breakfast takes just 5 minutes to prepare and uses superfood ingredients that include rolled oats, Greek yogurt (or, you can substitute for protein powder), chia seeds, pumpkin puree, non-dairy milk, and a sweetener and spices of your choice. You can also use quinoa as a substitute for oats to change up the texture. Prepare them the night before for a quick grab-and-go on a hectic morning! 

Pumpkin Pasta 

A classic alfredo pasta with the addition of a pumpkin puree is sure to leave you wanting more! This comfort food recipe is fully vegan, paleo, and gluten-free, all while providing your body with essential nutrition. Zucchini serves as a substitute to traditional high-carb noodles, and the sauce is made from cauliflower. Then, the dish is topped with pumpkin and kale. You can also get creative by changing up the recommended ingredients. For example, if you aren’t a fan of noodles, you can substitute them with a whole-grain or gluten-free pasta. 

Ultimately, these pumpkin-themed recipes are sure to inspire your taste buds and leave you with all that autumn flavor satisfaction. Enjoy!

Omaha World-Herald: Inspired Living

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