Autumn has officially arrived, and that means it’s time to break out some of our favorite things: cozy flannels, leather boots, spooky movies and, of course, pumpkin everything! This time of year, it can be hard to stick to a healthy diet. The colder weather makes a warm pumpkin spice latte or piece of pumpkin pie seem extra appetizing. Although the occasional autumnal sweet is a great way to embrace the season, treating yourself to a daily “PSL” can leave you feeling less than your best.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to incorporate fall flavors into everyday life, without saying goodbye to the summer’s clean eating! These pumpkin-spiced recipes might be healthy, but they’re as easy to eat as Halloween candy (and just as delicious)!
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
If you’re anything like us, you just can’t imagine sacrificing your pumpkin spice latte in favor of a healthier, pumpkin-less option. But don’t worry – you can make your own healthy “PSL” at home! Unlike the sugary lattes at cafes, this recipe actually uses real pumpkin, and is dairy free.
Get the recipe from The Colorful Kitchen.
Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding
Treat yourself to a little jar of pumpkin spice – with all the benefits of chia seeds, a super food that’s easy to use! This recipe is naturally free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar, but somehow still tastes like freshly baked pumpkin pie!
Get the recipe from Sprouted Routes.
Pumpkin Carrot Muffins
If you love baked goods, these healthy vegan muffins are the perfect way to satisfy your cake cravings. At only 120 calories a piece, and packed with pumpkin puree, carrots, and applesauce, these heavenly muffins pair perfectly with a cup of coffee!
Get the recipe from Sipping on Soy.
Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Baked Oatmeal
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and pumpkin is the most important flavor of fall, why not combine the two? A healthy helping of baked oats and quinoa will keep you full all morning long, and the pumpkin pie flavors will get you in the seasonal spirit before you even leave your house!
Get the recipe from The Pretend Baker.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
If you spent the summer sipping on smoothies, you can make an easy transition into fall with a pumpkin blend! Bananas, oats, yogurt and pumpkin come together to make a nutritious, pumpkin pie flavored treat. It’s the perfect autumn breakfast on the go. Now you can have your pie – and drink it too!
Get the recipe from Dishing Delish.
Curried Pumpkin Soup
With so many sweet pumpkin-flavored treats it’s easy to forget that everyone’s favorite autumn squash is a vegetable! For a more savory take on pumpkin spice, try this recipe for curried pumpkin soup. Curry powder gives this simple soup a kick, and will keep you warm all fall long!
Get the recipe from Shoot the Cook.
Savory Pumpkin Hummus
Hummus is crazy delicious no matter what season you serve it in, but adding pumpkin to the mix really gives it a fall twist! Serve this hummus with freshly baked pita chips for pure pumpkin-chickpea magic.
Get the recipe from As Easy As Apple Pie.