Fall is here which means crisp temperatures, sweaters, and all things pumpkin! Who doesn’t love a good pumpkin chocolate chip cookie or a pumpkin cinnamon roll? Those are okay to indulge in on occasion but it's important to not go overboard with the high fat/sugary treats. There are plenty of delicious and healthy pumpkin foods that will keep you on the right track this season. Here are some great options for your next pumpkin craving.
Whole wheat pumpkin pancakes from YummyHealthyEasy.com. Made with whole wheat flour and pumpkin these pancakes will get you in the fall spirit without taking in the extra fat and sugar content.
Pumpkin breakfast cookies from Leelalicious.com. These would make a perfect anytime snack; full of oats, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and cranberries.
Blueberry pumpkin muffins from MelsKitchenCafe.com. Made with whole wheat flour and coconut oil, these are sure to keep you satisfied without overdoing it.
Pumpkin Chili from skinnytaste.com. If you are looking for a hearty dinner full of protein and a little hint of pumpkin, go make this. This chili is made with ground turkey, navy beans and pumpkin puree.
Skinny Pumpkin Pasta Bake from TheKitchenPaper.com. Another great dinner option, this creamy pasta is made with pumpkin puree along with kale and a little cheese. This pasta looks amazing and is sure to fill your pumpkin craving while eating healthy.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy pumpkin foods this season without going crazy. Don’t let the holidays knock you off your healthy eating track. When you are taking care of your body you will feel better, have more energy, and your feet will thank you. At Southern Oregon Foot and Ankle LLC we want to help you in all aspects of your health. Come in and see Dr. Evan Merrill today! You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 541-776-3338. We look forward to seeing you!