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12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall

Fall
is practically synonymous with pumpkin – lucky for us, it also has
plenty of nutritional benefits, but we usually just favor the
sugar-laden, processed ones that look tantalizing in bakery windows
and billboards. Here are the tastiest pumpkin recipes to nourish you
all through autumn and winter.

Bake
a batch of these gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian pumpkin
oatmeal muffins for the easiest breakfast meal prep ever. Perfect for
on the go breakfasts where you want that muffin as comfort food,
without the extra love handle inches.

 Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins | 12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall | Her Beauty

One
of the best parts of September rolling around is all the autumn
beverages that come back into rotation, especially at our PSL
mainstay, Starbucks. Cut the calories and refined sugar by making the
DIY pumpkin spice Frappuccino instead.

Skinny Pumpkin Frappuccino | 12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall | Her Beauty

These
might taste decadent, but thanks to dairy free cream cheese, yogurt,
and bananas, you can have a moist and delicious cake that tastes like
a coffeeshop guilty pleasure, but without all of those processed
consequences.

Pumpkin-Banana Bars | 12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall | Her Beauty

Throw
away all your energy bars, because these little energy balls are
filled with pumpkin and granola goodness that’s sure to get you
through the worst Monday slump. It can be thrown in yogurt for
breakfast, made a dessert with grilled peaches and whipped cream, or
act as a lunch break snack.

Pumpkin No-bake Energy Bites | 12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall | Her Beauty

No,
pumpkin is not just for dessert – this is an equal opportunity
seasonal ingredient that we’re obsessed with in a mild meatball
pumpkin curry interpretation. It might sound like a lot of words that
don’t go together, but just trust us on this one.

Mild Meatball Pumpkin Curry | 12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall | Her Beauty

Nothing
ushers in cool weather better than a steaming pan of lasagna, topped
with gooey cheese. This roll-up version is guilt-free thanks to
pumpkin and kale but still tastes just like mom’s classic recipe.

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Pumpkin and Kale Lasagna Roll-Ups | 12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall | Her Beauty

For
those who are overwhelmed by the thought of a PSL frappuccino,
a pumpkin pie smoothie might seem more your speed. It’s nutritious
and still has that tropical essence of a smoothie thanks to the
addition of coconut milk and banana. This is a fusion dessert or
beverage that’s versatile for everything.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie | 12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall | Her Beauty

Butternut
squash is so last year. This time around, stay warm with a surprising
but tasty blend of pumpkin, carrot, and coconut soup. In our opinion
it pairs perfectly with a vegan grilled cheese! Add in a dollop of
Greek yogurt for extra creaminess before you blend.

Pumpkin Carrot Soup With Coconut Milk | 12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall | Her Beauty

This
isn’t so much a full recipe as it is an add-on or perfect finisher
to the ultimate trail mix. With agave, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie
spice, you can have the perfect coated almonds that usually cost a
hefty price at the store.

 Pumpkin Pie Roasted Almonds | 12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall | Her Beauty

We’ve
all heard of zoodles, but what about poodles? No, not the fluffy dog,
the noodles fashioned out of peeled pumpkin. Raw pumpkin is filled
with beta-carotene, and has the perfect mild but savory taste to pair
with cream butternut squash, herbs, butter and garlic.

Pumpkin Spaghetti | 12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall | Her Beauty

What
better way to recreate curry than with a chickpea pumpkin rendition?
Completed with coconut brown rice, this dish is bursting with flavour
but healthier than any takeout meal that you could order.

Yellow Chickpea Pumpkin Curry with Coconut Brow | 12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall | Her Beauty

There’s nothing more satisfying than some fresh Aunt Jemima pancakes. Instant mix might be fluffy and satisfying in the moment, but is it worth the bloat later on? Instead, try the naturally pumpkin infused pancakes which are gluten-free and lighter than air.

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