A Thanksgiving feast isn't complete without a piece of pumpkin pie, and if you're vegan or lactose intolerant, this is one dessert you don't have to go without. Karma Chow has created a pumpkin "cheese" cake that's completely dairy-free but still full of flavor. Plus it's easy to make — no baking required. Watch this video to learn how to whip up this seasonal delight.
Halloween is only a few days away, but we've got a cocktail to help start the celebration early! Using Fall ingredients like ginger, nutmeg, and antioxidant-rich pumpkin, this cocktail is definitely a treat to get you in a festive Halloween mood. Best of all, it's not weighed down with sugary juices or refined sugars; since pumpkin is naturally sweet on its own, the drink only needs a touch of agave nectar to round it out.
Learn how to make this pumpkin cocktail after the break!
Pumpkin is full of nutrients — it contains a healthy dose of vitamin C and fiber and is an excellent source of vitamin A — so we understand if you can't get enough of healthy pumpkin recipes. Here's another one to try: this smoothie tastes less like a pumpkin dessert and relies more on the clean, slightly sweet taste of pumpkin puree.
Adding two bananas makes this smoothie a satisfying breakfast option, while the Fall flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon marry nicely with the gourd's. And as always, you can't taste the spinach — so don't be put off by the color — but including the leafy green adds a healthy dose of many essential vitamins and minerals. If you don't want to used canned pumpkin puree, make your own or look for the boxed, BPA-free variety.
While apples and pears are big favorites at the farmers market during the Fall, pumpkin seems to always steal the show. Perhaps it's because there's no end to what you can make with the sweet and savory squash. Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin curry, pumpkin pie — if it has pumpkin in it, you can be sure the dish will be good. If you consider yourself a pumpkin-holic, keep reading for more than a few healthy pumpkin recipes that celebrate the season. From breakfast to dessert — and everything in between! — these recipes will you have running to the kitchen.
Invite your child into the kitchen to make these quick and easy muffins that have a hidden sweet treat. Instead of topping the flavorful mini cakes with frosting, it's tucked inside. Along with capturing the flavor of Fall, the muffins are low in sugar and fat and packed with antioxidants and dietary fiber thanks to healthy pumpkin puree. Bring your tot to your baking station, and he will learn culinary basics while whipping up these flavorful Fall treats that are perfect for snacking or taking to any Autumn celebration.
We seriously cannot get enough of pumpkin around here — and neither can the FitSugar Community. Our Healthy Recipe community group is overflowing with healthy pumpkin recipes. From breakfast to dessert, keep reading to see how our members are using this favorite Fall squash in their kitchens!
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These little muffins are packed with B vitamins, omega-3s, fiber, and the goodness of coconut oil! In the Fall, when pumpkin is in season, I make a dozen on a Sunday and freeze them for a quick, on-the-go, and healthy breakfast all week. Just pull out the night before to thaw. Use organic ingredients when possible.
See the recipe after the break!
It's Fall, which means pumpkin season. For vegans, this is big reason to rejoice. Since pumpkins are naturally sweet and moist, they add a creaminess to dishes that won't have you missing out on dairy or eggs. From savory to sweet and breakfast to dessert, here are 10 vegan pumpkin recipes to enjoy now.