Pumpkin lovers rejoice! Though pumpkin is offered year round its extremely popular during the fall season, so join the fun and start sharing your favorite pumpkin recipes treats with us. To be honest I use to just like pumpkin but now I love it thanks to my youngest son who loves any and everything pumpkin flavored. I’ll start first with the sharing; must try healthy to semi healthy pumpkin recipe treats pulled from recipe sites I love to follow.
Fresh pumpkin is an extremely nutrient food, meaning it is full of vitamins and minerals. Before we get into my favorite pumpkin recipe treats let’s chat about a few powerful benefits.
Skin: Pumpkin is high in vitamin C, which helps protect our skin from free radical damage, such as wrinkles and even skin cancer. Eating vitamin C rich foods also helps promote collagen production, which over time can improve skin tone and elasticity. Try this cool Pumpkin Honey Mask if consuming pumpkin is not high on your priority list.
Immunity & Fertility: The vitamin A in pumpkin (consumed as beta-carotene then converted to vitamin A in the body) is also essential during pregnancy and lactation for hormone synthesis. The beta-carotene may also reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancers.
Heart Health: Eating pumpkin is good for the heart! The fiber, potassium, vitamin C, beta-carotene content in pumpkin may all support and protect the heart against heart disease.
Okay so now that you have the simple benefits down (do research to read up on additional benefits) let’s get to the pumpkin recipe treats!
First on the list is Pumpkin Oatmeal Anytime Squares by oh she glows. This treat is vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free. My eldest son actually loves these, it’s always a battle for the last square.
Next on the list is Vegan Pumpkin Pie Energy Bars by Nutritionist in the Kitchen. Chuck the ingredients in a food processor, blend, press into a pan, and freeze. They’re a perfect grab-and-go solution for the afternoon munchies.
One of my favorite pumpkin recipe treats after a later evening workout, Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake by Friday is Cake Night. Fall comfort food doesn’t have to be heavy, you can start the day or end the day on a semi healthy sweet note.
Last but not least is the Pumpkin Spice Latte Frozen Yogurt by Kirbie’s Craving. This treat is perfect year round especially in the summer.
I hope you’ll enjoy all or a few of my favorite pumpkin recipe treats brought to you by recipe sites I follow and adore. Share your pumpkin treats with us! Sharing is caring!