Fall is synonymous with pumpkin for many people, but with pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pie on every corner, it’s time to mix it up!
While known for flavoring everything from muffins and ice cream to beers and soups, the health benefits of pumpkin are often overlooked. This versatile squash is a great source of fiber, without added calories, and it is also full of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, benefitting eyesight and immune systems. Take a risk this holiday season and try using pumpkin in one of the unique recipes below.
Buying pumpkin spice lattes can get expensive. Become your own barista using this homemade pumpkin spice syrup from One Sweet Mess. Easy and quick to make, the syrup is full of fall flavors like cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon and is a perfect gift for the holidays!
Start your day off right with these Maple Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats from The Glowing Fridge. Featuring chia seeds, maca powder and pumpkin puree, this recipe is packed with nutrients to keep you energized throughout the day. Prepare these oats the night before and have them waiting for you as you run out the door in the morning!
Looking for a simple dessert that’s not served in a pie crust? Try the Pumpkin Pie in a Jar from Pure and Simple Organizing. This dessert looks almost as good as it tastes, layered into a jar with a gingersnap bottom and whipped cream top. A portion controlled way to serve pie, no slicing necessary!
Pack a lunch that will make your co-workers jealous with this Pumpkin Sage Pasta with Black Beans from Feasting Freds. You will be counting down the minutes to noon when you get to enjoy this savory pumpkin meal. Make a big batch and you have your lunch prepared for the entire week!
Photo: Ball Jar Lunch: Pumpkin Sage Pasta with Black Beans
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