Hi, my name is Laura aka Sassy and I love all things pumpkin. The good news?! Today is National Pumpkin Day so I don’t have to feel bad about loving the rotund squash. Just kidding, I never feel bad about the food I eat/like, so let’s carry on.
To celebrate the day, I figured I’d give you some of my favorite pumpkin recipes so you too can indulge. I love that it falls on a Friday so that I can also claim this is a Friday Favorites post. After a week of travel, catching a cold, having no voice, etc. etc. it’s nice to be able to just put together a list of delicious recipes for you.
National Pumpkin Day
While, yes, there is a day for everything, I really love days that celebrate my favorite foods/beverages. To name a few, I love chocolate, wine, coffee, and pumpkin. While there are tons of other foods I love, those may be my top 4. I even went to pull a few of my recipes that have pumpkin, and I have far more than I realized, whoops! I guess I’m a little bit biased.
Speaking of National Pumpkin Day (I have no idea how to segue into this so let’s just go with it), I had the opportunity to run into Maggie, a fellow RD, who runs the blog Once Upon a Pumpkin .at the conference I was at this past week. She is a rockstar and even nicer in person, I love when that happens. Anywho, she has some amazing pumpkin resources, recipes, and brand recommendations on her website so go check her out for all your pumpkin needs.
Pumpkin is so rich in beta-carotene (converts to vitamin A in the body), vitamin C, fiber and so many other glorious nutrients. While many of you might not care about the health benefits (I do) you can rest assured that you’re not only eating delicious food but also nutritious. Just be careful with items that have the spice but nothing else nice in them (aka all the sugar and artificial crap). Here are a few pumpkin items that aren’t recipes I have been loving lately!
Vanilla Pumpkin Scented Candle by Trader Joe’s
Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds by Trader Joe’s
Pumpkin Pie Spice by Trader Joe’s
Pumpkin Seed Butter by 88 Acres
365 Pumpkin Puree by Whole Foods
Pumpkin Pie Hummus by Delighted By Dessert Hummus
Pumpkin & Spice Yogurt by Siggi’s
Pumpkin Spice Granola by Simply Elizabeth
Pumpkin Spice Oat Bar by Eat Bobo’s
Once Upon a Pumpkin Cookbook by Maggie Michalczyk, RD
#SassyApproved Pumpkin Recipes Galore
Alrighty, now for what you all came here for, the pumpkin! Here are a few recipes that I love or am looking forward to making. The great part is that pumpkin can be savory or sweet, just depends how to spice it up!
Favorite Pumpkin Muffins by Pinch of Yum
Pumpkin & Spinach Risotto with Seared Scallops by Once Upon a Pumpkin
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte by The Sassy Dietitian
Pumpkin Pie Truffles by The Real Food Dietitians
Healthy Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip by Hummusapien
Spicy Pumpkin Ramen by The Sassy Dietitian
Pumpkin Coconut Curry with Chicken by Real Food with Dana
6-Ingredient Spiced Pumpkin Butter by Half Baked Harvest
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins by Paleomg
Flourless Pumpkin Spice Cookies by Milk & Honey Nutrition
Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cups by Chocolate Covered Katie
Are you a pumpkin fan?! Yes or No? Let me know below!