September is here… and the means pumpkin spice everything is in season! Of course, everyone is heading to Starbucks for the Pumpkin Spice Latte, and I’m sure a pumpkin pie will make its way to your Thanksgiving table, but I like to enjoy pumpkin flavors all season long—with a healthy twist! Here are 101+ healthy pumpkin recipes for you to try this fall.
Eating healthy is so important to me. But so is eating food that actually tastes good! Probably the biggest misconception people have about eating healthy is that it has to taste bland or terrible, or it must not be healthy—and that couldn’t be more wrong! There are several ways to make things healthier, without sacrificing flavor. So, I’ve complied lots of tasty recipes that are keto, gluten free, or use natural sweeteners. Lots of taste… and less fat and calories!
Health benefits of pumpkin
Pumpkin may not really be thought of as all that healthy because, well, it is usually in pumpkin pie or a pumpkin spice latte, right?! But pumpkins actually have several health benefits:
- Fiber—pumpkin is high in fiber, which helps to slow digestion and make you feel fuller longer. So pumpkin can actually be beneficial to help you lose weight.
- Beta Carotene—you may know that pumpkin is full of beta carotene because of the orange color. But did you also know that beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in your body? And vitamin A is a key component for good vision and optical health! Beta carotene may also help to lower your risk of certain types of cancer.
- Vitamin C—great for immunity
Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
Pumpkin pie may be the best known pumpkin dessert, but there truly are unlimited desserts to make that include pumpkin—that are healthier for you.
Healthy Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes
Think pumpkin is just for dessert? Think again! There are so many fun ways to add some pumpkin into healthy breakfast dishes:
Healthy Pumpkin Muffin and Bread Recipes
For a yummy snack or served with lunch, pumpkin bread and muffins are a delicious treat.
Healthy Pumpkin Dips and Appetizers
Looking for a tasty and healthy version for pumpkin butter, dip or hummus? Lots of great sweet and savory recipes here:
Healthy Pumpkin Soup, Dinners, & Side Dish Recipes
One of my favorite dishes to make when the weather gets colder is soup! Definitely looking forward to a bowl of deliciousness this year. But there are several ways to incorporate pumpkin into your lunches and dinners too.
Healthy Pumpkin Coffee Recipes
If you love pumpkin spice latte, but don’t want all the calories, here are some alternative recipes to try to get your PSL fix in a healthier cup of coffee!