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The Best Whole-Food Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

One of the best things about Fall is all of the delicious pumpkin recipes we can enjoy.  Pumpkin pies, cakes, and breads abound during this season, but we wanted to give you some of the best healthy, whole-food pumpkin recipes you can try this year!  Let’s fuel our bodies with real foods, and feel our best while still enjoying that great pumpkin flavor!

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The Best Whole-Food Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

Sweet, Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

1. Coach’s Pumpkin Smoothie

Whip up one of these to enjoy the flavors of the season and give you energy, boost your immune system, and fuel your muscle repair and growth? Sounds like a winning combination.

2. No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

These little bites are the perfect snack or mini-dessert.  Featuring pumpkin, dates, cashews, and coconut, these little guys are not only delicious but also such a great, natural source of energy.

3. Pumpkin Bars

They look like brownies but don’t contain ANY chocolate!  Sweetened naturally with a little pure maple syrup, these bars combine almond butter, pumpkin, banana, eggs, and other whole-food ingredients to create pumpkin bars you will love!

4. Grain and Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie

We all love pumpkin pie this time of year.  Try this recipe for one made out of only whole-food ingredients.

5. Grain Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Bacon-Pecan topping

Need we say more?  An awesome real-food breakfast treat.

6. Homemade Chai Pumpkin Spice Latte (Dairy Free)

Enjoy this dairy-free version of a yummy fall drink made at home!

Savory, Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

1. Hearty Pumpkin Chili

A hearty vegetarian chili with the warm flavors of the season beautifully incorporated.  Add ground turkey or grass-fed beef if you have some on hand!

2. Harvest Pumpkin Soup

This soup is sure to be a winner with its combination of fresh onion, garlic, and, of course, pumpkin!

3. Pumpkin and Carrot Soup with Crispy Pancetta and Fried Sage

Impress your guests and please your taste buds with this one!

4. Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Have you ever thought of adding roasted pumpkin to a salad?  It both sounds and looks delcious!

5. Pumpkin Fries

These are supposed to be even better than butternut squash fries.  Yum!

6. Pumpkin Coconut Curry

Coconut, Curry, and Pumpkin were MFEO (made for each other).  How delicious would this be atop a bed of coconut cauliflower rice?

7. Brussels Sprouts, Pumpkin and Apple Hash

This hash includes apples which are also a fall treat.  Make as a side with dinner, then use leftovers at breakfast the next day and serve with an egg on top.

8. Curried Pumpkin and Peas

Another rich and hearty concoction that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

What are your favorite pumpkin recipes?  

For even more great pumpkin recipe ideas, check out the following:

Exercise Coach Seasonal Whole-Food Recipes Pinetest Page

Elana’s Pantry Pumpkin Recipes


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