When we think of pumpkins the first thing that typically springs to mind is spooky Halloween imagery but pumpkins are one of the best autumnal veggies to grow along with its fellow brethren squash and melon. This grand bauble of bustling vitamins is one of the richest sources of nutrients often beating many leafy greens and whole grains. Luckily for us there are many ways to incorporate pumpkin into your meals which we have complied for you in the list below. Read on for Pumpkin Recipes: 7 Scrumptious Dishes You’ll Love!
1. Creamy Pasta
I can’t not include pasta since it is one of my favourite dishes of all time and what makes it better? Pasta that is bursting with nutritional value and tastes divine. Check out the recipe above for a delicious vegan twist on pumpkin ricotta stuffed pasta.
2. Spiced Loaf
Bread, like pasta is one of my favourite foods to get creative with. A pumpkin sweet loaf is a delicious treat to grace your kitchen throughout the fall season and makes for a healthier choice when those sweet cravings start to kick in.
3. Breakfast Smoothies
It is incredibly tempting to run into your local coffee shop and grab a pumpkin spice latte as soon as Autumn hits. Unfortunately, with all that added sugar they are not very healthy. A better alternative is to start incorporating pumpkin into your breakfast smoothies to switch up the flavours and sneak in some extra vitamins!
4. Pumpkin Pancakes
Pancakes are typically scorned for being one of the unhealthiest breakfast options out there. But there’s nothing too harmful in the base of a traditional pancake mix. Check out the above video for a vegan, gluten-free pumpkin pancake recipe that will keep you energised and full of good stuff.
5. Hearty Oats
Keeping in tune with breakfast ideas, I’m always looking for ways to improve upon my morning oats. Oats alone are a great source of vitamins and minerals but adding pumpkin to it, this simple breakfast becomes not only a health promoting dish but a deliciously rich and flavoursome meal.
6. Pumpkin Soup
You know the seasons change when soup starts to make an appearance at your dinner table again. They are incredibly versatile, super easy, quick to make and the perfect balance between being low-calorie and high-vitamin including the handy Vitamins A, C, E and even a few Bs!
7. Pumpkin Curry
A seasonal twist on your curries is easily done when switching out your usual vegetables, meat, or fish for pumpkin chunks. You can even liquidize your pumpkin into a puree to add to the sauce to make a traditional dish new and exciting.