Orange You Glad It’s Pumpkin Season?

Fall is in full swing and the pumpkin craze is alive and well. While this food trend has admittedly gotten a bit out of control, we still love to incorporate the seasonal squash into various recipes.

So, is pumpkin a health food? Pumpkin has several health benefits and has rightfully earned all of its fanfare. It is a rich source of vitamin A, which promotes strong vision, and an excellent source of fiber and potassium. Pumpkin also contains beta-carotene and antioxidants.

Let’s get this pumpkin party started! Here are four pumpkin recipes that are not only festive and delicious, but surprisingly good for you.

1 | Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa

Forget the oatmeal, mix up your breakfast hour with this decadent Pumpkin Pie Quinoa with Pecan Steusel.

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2 | Pumpkin Cheesecake Chia Seed Pudding

Melt some dark chocolate and drizzle it into some fun Halloween shapes (like these bats) and you’ve got a fun Halloween treat the whole family can enjoy!

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3 | Pumpkin Spice Roasted Nuts

These nuts serve double duty as a delicious treat and a home air freshener, as well.

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4 | Roasted Pumpkin Ginger Soup

Ginger, carrot, and sage enhance the sweet pumpkin flavor in this creamy soup and make for a comforting evening meal.

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What are your favorite pumpkin recipes?

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