31 Good-For-You Pumpkin Recipes

November 14, 2015

31 Good-For-You Pumpkin Recipes

Fall brings colder weather, changing leaves, larger waistlines, and best of all, pumpkin spice. The problem is that most pumpkin dishes, like other holiday recipes, can be high in calories and fat. This is why we thought it would be best to compile a list of the best healthy pumpkin recipes to help you avoid that annoying holiday season flab. Turn to this list and you can still enjoy the flavors of the autumn season without all the calories.



1. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Check out number 2 on this list for the best autumn breakfast! Whip up a bunch of these at a time and freeze for the next day and you’ll have yourself the perfect healthy pumpkin recipe on-the-go! Follow this link to learn more about this festive pumpkin recipe.

2. Baked Oatmeal with Pumpkin and Bananas

If you have ripe bananas lying around, give this baked oatmeal a try. You will love the combination of pumpkin and pecans with the sweet banana baked oatmeal flavor. Check out this link to learn more about this healthy breakfast treat!

3. Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

These pumpkin pancakes are perfect for a fall weekend. You could also make a big batch ahead and freeze, then enjoy them all week! These flapjacks are loaded with protein and fiber, so they’re sure to keep you full until your next meal comes around. Follow this link to for the full recipe. 

healthy pumpkin pancakes recipe

4. Pumpkin Gingersnap Chia Breakfast Parfait

These are vegan, gluten-free, paleo, sugar-free, grain-free, and dairy-free, so almost anyone can eat these. Make sure to make them the night before or at least give them four hours for the chia to expand and create the correct consistency. Follow this link to learn more about this delicious breakfast treat!

5. Grain-Free Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

These delicious and nutritious rolls are so quick and easy to make. Add a homemade pumpkin cream cheese frosting for the optimal flavor. Follow this link to learn more about this delicious breakfast.



6. Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

We all know how much sugar goes into those lattes at Starbucks or your local coffee shop. So, make your own healthy pumpkin spice latte at home with just a few all-natural ingredients, nothing artificial and no high fructose corn syrup. Check out this website to learn how to make your favorite festive coffee drink! 

healthy pumpkin spice latte recipe

7. Pumpkin Chai Smoothie with Dates

One of the massive health benefits of dates is that they are one of the excellent for muscle development. They are also a good source of various vitamins and minerals, fiber, and essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. So, if you’re looking for a nutritionally-packed drink, turn to this recipe!

8. Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Have you have ever craved a slice of pumpkin pie for breakfast? If so, this pumpkin pie smoothie is the one for you! It’s a healthy and sweet alternative that's just as filling as a slice of pie. Just six ingredients, your blender, and five minutes are all you need to create this rich-tasting, dairy-free smoothie.

9. Pumpkin-Cranberry Smoothie

This smoothie highlights some of the most iconic autumn flavors: pumpkin, apples, cranberries, and cinnamon. All of these happen to be very healthy for you too! Check out this link for the full recipe. 

healthy pumpkin smoothie recipe

10. Healthy Pumpkin Coffee Smoothie

Yes. That’s right. This recipe combines two of your favorite ingredients for the ultimate smoothie. So, whether you need to put a jolt into your morning or perk yourself up during a mid-afternoon slump, turn to this healthy pumpkin coffee smoothie!



11. Pumpkin Dip

It's a shame that pumpkin is only popular for two months out of the year. This low-calorie squash is rich in potassium and loaded with beta-carotene (a powerful antioxidant), and its natural sweetness brings flavor to baked goods without any added guilt. Check out this link for the full recipe!


12. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are actually very nutritionally dense. Just 1 cup of these will provide you with 12 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber! So the next time you’re carving pumpkins, be sure to save the gooey seeds and have yourself the perfect nutritionally balanced fall snack.        

healthy roasted pumpkin seeds recipe

13. Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

These are the perfect pick-me-up snacks to get you through the work day or pre-workout before a long run. Make a bunch of these little guys at a time and you will have snacks for days! Check out number 10 on this list for the full recipe!


14. No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie

These are a great grab-and-go snack for anytime of the day. Make a bunch at a time and your kids will love you for it! And don’t be worried if you go for seconds because they are only 26 calories per cookie! Check out number 15 on this list to learn more about these little pumpkin delights.


15. Pumpkin Hummus and Veggies

This recipe is full of the nutrients your body needs to function properly and it tastes amazing as well! You will love this pumpkin twist on a go-to snack favorite! Follow this link for the full recipe. 

pumpkin hummus with veggies

16. Pumpkin Popcorn

There are so many ways to jazz up plain popcorn. This pumpkin popcorn has a sweet, cinnamon pumpkin flavor that’s perfect for the fall season. So, the next time you watch a movie, turn to this recipe for the best popcorn snack!



17. Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

Winter squashes like pumpkin have a deep flavor and hearty texture that makes them an excellent ingredient for a vegetarian dinner. This recipe is only 250 calories and packs almost 10 grams of protein per serving. Check out this link for the full recipe.


18. Squash Soup in Pumpkin Bowls

This recipe looks intimidating, but it’s so easy. Simply throw all of the ingredients into a small pumpkin and cook on high for 35 minutes. So, the next time you’re wanting to impress your friends, turn to this recipe for ultimate pumpkin pleaser. bowl of squash soup in pumpkin

19. Baked Pumpkin Pasta

Break out of the mac and cheese habit with this delicious baked pumpkin pasta dish. Perfect for fall or winter, this pumpkin pasta makes a great family weeknight meal on cold evenings. Check out number 7 on this link for the full recipe.


20. Chicken with Pumpkin-Pepper Mole

This boneless, skinless chicken breast pack 40 grams of protein into the dish. In addition to this, the toasted pumpkin seeds, which can act as an anti-inflammatory agent give this entree a bit of a crunch. Follow this link to learn more about this Spanish-inspired recipe.


21. Pumpkin Chili

Scoop out a mini pumpkin and use the scraps to bake with chili to add sweetness. Then impress your guests by serving it to them right inside mini carved out pumpkin. This healthy and delicious entree is a party favorite, so give it try! 

chicken chili healthy pumpkin

22. Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Above all else, this bowl of creamy vegan perfection is an immunity booster. It’s packed with vitamin A and C, which are responsible for a number of bodily functions that help fight off harmful pathogens. Give this recipe a try the next time you’re feeling under the weather!


23. Creamy Pumpkin Fettuccine

This healthy pumpkin recipe uses tofu noodles as a healthier alternative. You have to try this quick, easy, and gluten-free fall recipe, perfect for a weeknight meal! Follow this link for the best healthy pumpkin recipe.


24. Chicken and Pumpkin Lasagna

Did you ever think lasagna could actually be good for you? This Italian classic is done in a way unlike any other. The best part about it is that it’s completely healthy for you! Check out this link for the full recipe.

 lasagna with pumpkin chicken recipe

25. Curried Coconut Pumpkin Stew

A combination of rice and coconut milks keeps this vegan stew creamy yet light. Serve this stew over brown rice or with whole-grain bread and you’ll have yourself a delicious combination of flavors. Follow this link to learn more about this seasonal entree.



26. Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

This recipe is sure to please everyone and with oven space at a premium, you'll love that you don't even need to turn yours on for this one. Follow this link to learn more about this all-in-one recipe!


27. Healthy Pumpkin Maple Cheesecake

If you’€™re going to indulge in a slice of rich, creamy cheesecake, choose this healthier alternative. You will also get a huge helping of healthy beta-carotene, which helps maintain healthy skin and also plays a vital role in eye health. Follow this link to learn more about this nutritionally dense dessert. 

healthy maple pumpkin cheesecake recipe

28. Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

These healthy muffins get a ton of moisture and vitamin A from the pumpkin puree they contain. Almond flour replaces the all-purpose flour, which helps increase the protein content, and then chia seeds add texture as well as healthy fat and fiber. Check this link out for the full recipe.


29. Crustless Protein Pumpkin Pie

Cut the carbs and fat and keep the taste with this healthy take on traditional pumpkin pie. The best part? If you whip it up for Thanksgiving, you can help yourself to a guilt-free serving of seconds. For the full recipe, check out number 2 on this link.


30. Pumpkin Banana Frozen Yogurt

Yogurt, pumpkin, and banana. Did you know these three healthy things combine to create a very healthy frozen treat that tastes anything but healthy? It’s like eating pumpkin pie with ice cream. You have to give this festive dessert a try! 

frozen banana pumpkin treat recipe



31. No-Bake Pumpkin Mousse Cake

Are you looking for a fall dessert other than the classic pumpkin pie? If so, this one is for you. The rich pumpkin flavors mixed with the smooth mousse consistency will leave you coming back for seconds. It will truly send your taste buds on a journey. For the full recipe, follow this link. You won’t regret it!

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