When you think of pumpkin, you probably start daydreaming of delicious, gooey muffins, pies, and other desserts.
While no one can deny the sinful sweetness of a pumpkin baked good, some are full of calories, fat, and sugar that can contribute to the dreaded holiday weight gain.
Luckily, you can still enjoy the irresistible flavor of pumpkin without the extra helping of regret. These delectable pumpkin pie alternatives help you get your pumpkin fix in a healthy way.
Crustless Pumpkin Pie
If pumpkin pie is what you really want, then ditch the crust!
The buttery crust, while tempting, adds a lot of unnecessary calories. Mix up your pumpkin pie filling and bake it in ramekins or small baking dishes for a lighter treat. Missing the texture that the crust brings? Top your baked filling with a bit of granola or chopped nuts.
This pudding may look a little strange, but it’s bound to leave you smiling! Chia seeds are loaded with protein, fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3s. Combine that with pumpkin and you’ve got a super powered pair that’s delicious to boot! Check out this recipe for Pumpkin Chia Pudding.Learn More
Skip out on the saturated fat, carbohydrates, and sugars in the famous coffeehouse drink by crafting your own version! You may be used to waiting in a long line for this tasty treat, so you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find you can whip up this Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe in half the time.Learn More
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