It’s National Pumpkin Day 2017

It’s National Pumpkin Day 2017

Even though it isn’t Halloween and we are about a month away from Thanksgiving, the pumpkin obsession has spread across the nation; and we can’t get enough. The time for getting in the pumpkin patch is nigh! Did we get too old timey for you? Regardless of your views on historical phrasing, we can all agree that the pumpkin is the most signature produce item of fall.

Pumpkins grab your attention, whether they are making faces or in roasted vegetable medleys. And don’t even get us started on pumpkin seeds. They are one of the best healthy snacks out there. Make sure you roast them when you gut your pumpkins.

Pumpkin Tip: Baby pumpkins are the best pumpkins to cook with. The large carving pumpkins aren’t really meant for consumption, but you can roast their seeds.

Pumpkins are grown on every single continent, except in the Arctic or Antarctica. The United States alone produces about 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins each year. To record, a farmer in Wisconsin grew the largest pumpkin. It weighed 1,810 pounds and was the size of a dumpster. It had to cleanse because it was obese. Joking aside, National Pumpkin Day should be celebrated by making some delicious pumpkin recipes. Find some inspiration below.

Raw Pumpkin Puree Recipe


Making raw pumpkin puree seems like you have to break out your baking pan and all the other baking accouterment. Nope, not with this recipe. All you need is a blender!

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl


Maybe you’ve been looking for a healthy dessert for fall. Perhaps you’re searching for a filling breakfast that has some of fall’s classic flavors. Whichever one you’re looking for, this smoothie bowl is it.

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Pumpkin Hummus


A lot of people don’t use fresh pumpkin to cook with. Instead of using processed canned pumpkin, use baby pumpkins because they are incredibly sweet. Plus, you can save the seeds and roast them in the oven for a snack.

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Flourless Pumpkin Muffins


Have you been on the hunt for healthy pumpkin recipes this fall? Most are too rich or contain too much sugar, but this recipe is the perfect healthy snack you need. At only 115 calories per muffin, this may just become your favorite seasonal treat.

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The Only Vegan Pumpkin Dessert You’ll Need


No butter? No refined sugar? No flour? How is it that this dessert tastes so good? Without all that nasty junk, you can finally enjoy a pumpkin dessert guilt-free. This is definitely a recipe to keep on hand this fall season.

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