Healthy Pumpkin Treats

pumpkin dish

All hail the pumpkin! Packed with vitamin A, loaded with fiber and low in calorie, the unofficial veggie of autumn really is a winner. Of course, pumpkin pie isn’t the healthiest way to eat this vegetable.

Check out these healthy – and tasty – ways to prepare pumpkin:

  • Soup or chili. Adding fresh roasted pumpkin to your soup or chili recipe adds a creamy texture and flavor to your dish.

  • Hummus. Pumpkin purees very nicely, making it a nice addition to your hummus recipe – and the perfect afternoon snack!

  • Oatmeal. This is practically pumpkin pie for breakfast. Add pumpkin, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice to your old-fashioned or steel-cut oats.

  • Smoothie. Talk about showing up your green smoothie! Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, along with milk, ice and maple syrup, feels more like a treat than a healthy snack.