A roundup of the best healthy and delicious recipes all featuring pumpkin! Savory, sweet, for breakfast, in soup, and desserts! Oh, plus a love letter. To pumpkin. Naturally 😉
The world is better because you are in it. I am an October baby, so your orange grandeur has always been a symbol of my favorite month of the year, October. My birthday cake has been and always will be, a pumpkin cake. I don't ever want that to change. You have been with me since the beginning and I promise you will be with me till the end.
I am starting a campaign to extend your season, you really should be enjoyed for many many months because your glory is worthy of more than just 31 days.
Not a lot of people know that you are so full of nutrients, every little bit of you including your seeds!
Just one cup of your orange flesh provides 200% the RDA of vitamin A, which is fantastic for eyesight. So basically pumpkin, thanks for helping me see.
You are also an excellent source of fiber which helps me stay full longer and consume less unsupportive foods. I personally think it would be a great tradition to send kiddos off into the trick or treating night with a lot of pumpkin in their bellies, this way that stinky Halloween candy won't be so dang appealing! Don't you think that's a great idea pumpkin?
Your seeds are great for heart health, prostate health, and cancer protection. Best of all when I eat pumpkin seeds I feel happier! Thanks to the amino acid tryptophan that your seeds contain.
You are the symbol of a season, and not a lot of other foods could say that. You are fall. You are joy and fun. You are an art project and a pie! You make soups and stews and even tacos better. You are food, but so much more.
I love you forever and ever,
P.S. Here are a bunch more reasons to love pumpkin! Pumpkin recipes for the whole family 🙂
Superfood Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie (Vegan) by Root and Revel
Vegan Pumpkin Blender Muffins by Eat Within Your Means
Grain-Free Pumpkin Granola by Carrie on Living
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Bran Bread by The Hungry Waitress
Yogi Superfood Granola by Nutritious Yogi
10 Minute Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal by Jar of Lemons
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte by Me 🙂
Pumpkin Curry Soup by Jar of Lemons
Thai Pumpkin Soup by Fusion Craftiness
Vegan Pumpkin Leek Soup with Smoked Paprika and Homemade Spelt Crackers by Happy Kitchen Rocks
Vegan Peanut Butter Pumpkin Soup by Me 🙂
Vegan Wild Rice and “Chorizo” Stuffed Baby Pumpkin by May I Have That Recipe
Kale Pumpkin Salad with Feta Cheese and Pesto by Happy Kitchen Rocks
Pumpkin Turkey Chili by Me 🙂
Creamy Pumpkin Hummus by Apples for CJ
Pumpkin Cauliflower Curry by Me 🙂
Savory Stuffed Mini Pumpkins by Happy Kitchen Rocks
Pumpkin Chicken Chili by Vintage Kitty
Pumpkin and Kale with Creamy Polenta by Happy Kitchen Rocks
Vegan Pumpkin Shitake Tacos by Me 🙂
Mini Pumpkin Pies by Jar of Lemons
Persian Spiced Pumpkin Bread by Ahu Eats
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Mousse Parfait by May I Have That Recipe
Vegan Pumpkin Caramel Sauce by Me 🙂
Creamy Pumpkin Pie in a Jar by Me 🙂
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread by Me 🙂
Pumpkin Ice Cream with Coconut Caramel Praline Pecans by Viktoria's Table
Pumpkin Power Cookies by Nutritious Yogi
Pumpkin Pie Dip by Me 🙂
Baked Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Donuts by The Gingham Apron
Gluten Free Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies by Carrie on Living
Baked Pumpkin Spice Pudding by Impeckable Eats
Paleo Pumpkin Truffles by Wanderlust and Wellness
I hope you enjoy all of these gems!! Happy Halloween!!
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