I’ve come up with some of my own pumpkin recipes, like my pumpkin pie protein pancakes, spicy pumpkin and black bean quesadillas, and pumpkin chipotle pasta but here are a few of our favourites from our friends around the blogosphere.
Best Healthy Pumpkin Recipes
Per slice (if cutting into 8) 314 kcal, 16g fat, 38g CHO, 5g fibre, 4g protein, 20g sugar
114kcal, 10g fat, 6g CHO, 2g fibre, 1g sugar, 1g protein
This soup puts typical fall spices on the back burner in favour of curry for a different take on pumpkin that will warm you up all season long.
92kcal, 4g fat, 12g CHO, 3g fibre, 6g sugar, 3g protein
Perfect for fall appropriate snacking on the go!
325kcal, 23g fat, 27g CHO, 8g fibre, 10g sugar, 5g protein
Hemp hearts add a punch of omega 3s and a great texture.
392 kcal, 10g fat, 57 g CHO. 6g fibre, 7 g sugar, 20g protein
All the pleasure of baked cheese, all the nutrition of kale and pumpkin.
296kcal, 11g fat, 42 g CHO, 8g fibre. 11g sugar, 9g protein
Crunchy and packed with heart healthy seeds, delicious!
252 kcal, 9g fat, 40g CHO, 3g fibre, 20g sugar, 5g protein
Pumpkin keeps these delicious muffins moist even though they use mostly whole wheat flour!
Avocado a Day Nutrition- Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Cashew Cream
284 kcal, 17g fat, 23g CHO, 5g fibre, 15g sugar, 9g protein
Who says pancakes can’t be healthy and ‘guilt’ free? These make for an indulgent yet high fibre and high protein breakfast.
195kcal, 8 g fat, 23g CHO, 2g fibre, 5g sugar, 9g protein
Perfect for lazy fall Sundays.
179 kcal, 10g fat, 16g CHO, 5g fibre, 1 g sugar, 7g protein
A more savory take on pumpkin, this recipe is impressive yet simple.
138kcal, 3g fat, 25g CHO, 7g fibre, 9g sugar, 6g protein
Silky, smooth and comforting for cool fall nights.
250kcal, 21 g fat, 11g CHO, 2g fibre, 7g sugar, 9g protein
Don’t forget to save the seeds when scooping out your pumpkins! Follow this recipe and roast them up to make a crunchy snack or salad topper.
130kcal, 6g fat, 12g CHO, 3g fibre, 5g sugar, 8g protein
Eggs are the perfect vessel for everything in the fridge, this recipe is great for using up whatever you have and making it delicious.
110kcal, 8g fat, 8g CHO, 2g fibre, 5g sugar, 3g protein
Decedent, chocolately, nutty, and low in sugar? Count me in.
Ambitious Kitchen- Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
144kcal, 4g fat, 27g CHO, 3g fibre, 12g sugar, 5g protein
Whether it’s breakfast in a hurry or as a snack, these muffins will hit your chocolate and pumpkin cravings all at once.
253kcal, 14g fat, 31g cho, 2 g fibre, 17g sugar, 3 g protein
More indulgent than some other pumpkin recipes here, but everyone deserves a true dessert every once in a while!
772 kcal, 31g fat, 106g CHO, 11g fibre, 30g sugar, 24g protein
Using naan bread instead of pizza dough is a smart way to keep this dinner super quick.
109kcal, 5g fat, 13g CHO, 3g fibre, 5g sugar, 3g protein
This recipe is a great example of how adding pumpkin to anything is delicious. Yay for healthy pumpkin recipes!
78kcal, 2g fat, 14g CHO, 1g fibre, 9g sugar, 2g protein
Low in fat, yet still moist from the pumpkin puree.
195kcal, 15g fat, 12g CHO, 3g fibre, 4g sugar, 6g protein
Another way you can incorporate pumpkin into more than just dessert, this is an easy salad to pack up for lunch or to wow guests.
102kcal, 3g fat, 16g CHO, 1 g fibre 12g sugar, 2g protein
Breakfast, dessert, or snack, this dip is perfect with apples or crackers.
What are your favourite healthy pumpkin recipes? Thanks to all the bloggers who let us share these pumpkin-centric creations! Which are you dying to try? Leave us a comment and let us know your favourite way to use pumpkin this time of year!
Contribution by #RD2B Olivia Cupido
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian, an avid food writer and blogger, a cookbook author and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen Inc.