October is here and so is pumpkin mania! Pumpkins have appeared overnight in our supermarkets and on the sides of the highway, but most foods we find that feature the delicious gourd are high in sugar, fat, and carbohydrates. So, to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the season’s most celebrated local food without the guilt we have made a list of three healthy pumpkin recipes! All the recipes use canned pumpkin, so there’s no extra prep involved for those with a busy schedule. But if you’d like to use fresh pumpkins, learn how to make your own pumpkin puree here!
- Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes. These pancakes are a yummy morning treat for the whole family! The lack of flour in this recipe definitely cuts the carbs, so you don’t have to feel like you need to measure every bite. They are also gluten-free, if you have anyone with a gluten intolerance in your household. Check out the recipe now!
- Pumpkin Curry Soup. Perfect for your carbohydrates BLOCKS in a chilly evening meal. This soup lasts for days in the refrigerator and can be reheated with ease, so make a batch at the beginning of the week and have at it!
- Pumpkin Protein Frosting. This spread may be called a frosting only in name but it is just as delicious. A mixture of canned pumpkin, protein powder, nut butter, and spices, the Pumpkin Protein Frosting works well with everything from your morning toast to an autumn inspired smoothie!
Do you have a favorite healthy pumpkin recipe? Share in the comments!