It’s fall and the smell of pumpkin everything is in the air. Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin donuts and pumpkin pie are just a few of the delicious fall inspired treats you will see at every turn. If you yearn to enjoy the taste of fall but don’t want to ruin your healthy eating regiment, don’t stress. Below are some fantastic and creative ways to have the best of both worlds.
Transform your regular breakfast smoothie, yogurt, or oatmeal with a little touch of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg or unsweetened pumpkin puree. This way you will have the added fall flavor without all of the unwanted calories. And if you feel the need for a little extra sweetness, just add some stevia into the mix.
Pumpkin can also be deliciously incorporated into a meal. On a chilly and rainy fall day, the flavorful taste of fresh pumpkin soup will surely warm your soul. It can also be used as a side dish, paired with your main course. Or, if you are craving a salty snack, baked pumpkin seeds are a perfect option.
At the end of a long week when you need that sweet reward, there some great healthy pumpkin dessert recipes out there to satisfy your craving. Skinny pumpkin mousse, dairy-free pumpkin ice cream, and clean pumpkin pie are just a few of our favorites. See below for some delicious recipes to try this season and remember, homemade is always the healthier choice!
Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Spice Dip: http://www.natashalh.com/greek-yogurt-pumpkin-pie-spice-fruit-dip/
Clean Eating Pumpkin Smoothie : http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-pumpkin-smoothie/
Pumpkin Soup : http://www.recipetineats.com/classic-pumpkin-soup/
Pumpkin Seeds: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/13839/spiced-pumpkin-seeds/
Skinny Pumpkin Mousse : http://simple-nourished-living.com/2011/11/skinny-healthy-pumpkin-dessert-recipes/
Dairy-free Pumpkin Ice Cream : http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-pumpkin-ice-cream/#_a5y_p=2396727
Clean Pumpkin Pie : http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-pumpkin-pie/