Harvest season is finally here and you know what that means, it’s pumpkin time! As soon as the fall kicks into full gear we see pumpkin flavored everything. Pumpkin flavored coffee, pie, soups, muffins, bread...you name it, pretty much every store will have it. It can be a little much, but we should definitely take advantage of the orange squash because of its delicious taste and surprising health benefits.

Pumpkin provides fiber, it has an antioxidant that can play a role in preventing cancer, it contains vitamin c and  has potassium to help recover after a workout.   That’s right, there’s no need to feel bad about your pumpkin addiction, believe it or not, it’s actually good for you. You’d be surprised at how many healthy, yet tasty meals you can make with pumpkin. We’ve got 6 great healthy meals all made from the orange squash.  Checkout the pumpkin possibilities!

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    Smoked Pumpkin Chili

    Looking for a chili low in calories and full of protein? Try smoked pumpkin chili, it has that smoky, rich flavor you look for in chili, but it won’t sway you off that low calorie diet. Another plus is that it’s 100 percent vegan, which is surprising considering how tasty it looks!

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    Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

    In the mood for a cheesecake, but want the calories that come with it? Try whipping up a vegan pumpkin cheesecake, it’s good for the health and taste buds!


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    Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Need a low carb breakfast on the go? Why not make some pumpkin filled oatmeal dark chocolate chip muffins. It’s for a sweet tooth and is filled with lots a fiber that will leave you full and satisfied.


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    Creamy Pumpkin Soup

    Creamy soups are delicious, but they’re usually filled with tons of fat, which is not good for your health. However if you add pumpkin to your soup, it gives you that creamy consistency you’re looking for without all that fat. Creamy pumpkin soup is both gluten free and vegan, so it’s it’s the best of both worlds.

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    Pumpkin Spice Waffles

    Spice up your morning with pumpkin spice waffles. These crispy waffles are made with oat flour, which makes them gluten free and a lot more healthier than your traditional waffle.

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    Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo

    If you thought pumpkin couldn’t go in pasta, you thought wrong. Try this unique and tasty recipe.