Pumpkin Everything! Top 5 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes For Fall

(Healthcastle.com) Brace yourself, pumpkin spice everything is here! In the fall spirit I'm sharing some of my favourite recipes using pumpkin- which is actually a really nourishing addition to your meals. Read on to find out why pumpkin deserves a place in your kitchen and some great ways to get started. 

Pumpkin Nutrition Facts

A full cup of the easy to use canned pumpkin is only 83 calories contains 7 grams of soothing and digestive system toning fibre. It is packed full of Vitamin A, C and E for healthy skin, hard to get magnesium for strong bones and potassium which helps to keep blood pressure in check. Talk about a nourishing food!

If you're using canned, skip the sugar sweetened pumpkin pie filling and just buy plain canned pumpkin. If you've got the time, pick up pumpkins from your local patch to cook up! You can cube and boil it before freezing to last over the winter or even freeze the puree in to cubes for easy use. 

If you are a pumpkin newbie check out these great tips to get cooking from Martha herself. 

Top 5 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal -some of the recipes use almond milk, but feel free to use whatever milk your family likes best. 

Creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for two

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte (from one of my fave sites the Kitchn!)- cut it down to 1 or 2 tsp of sugar and enjoy pumpkin's natural sweetness. 

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Chunky Pumpkin Chili

 

How do you use this fall staple? Share with us in the comments below!

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