Pumpkin is extremely healthy, so it was pretty easy to come up with some low fat pumpkin recipes for you here. I’m not kidding. Just because you normally see it turned into a high calorie, high fat pumpkin pie doesn’t mean that it has to be that way. The USA Today called it “an autumn superstar” when it urged you to resist the urge to turn it into a pumpkin pie and offered up its own pumpkin recipes instead.
I recommend that you start with Cooking Light, which has their collection of 9 top rated pumpkin recipes waiting for you. They look too good to be low, low fat. But I don’t think that you can go wrong with Cooking Light. If you like them, which I’m sure you will, you can find a few more ideas among their healthy pumpkin recipes. I’m going to have to try the pumpkin ravioli with gorgonzola sauce this October – it’s just 9 fat grams per serving. There’s more healthy pumpkin recipes at Eating Well, including these 13 fat gram Southwestern Pumpkin Burgers.
I guess that’s enough distraction. It’s now time to take a look at the low fat pumpkin recipes:
Breads and Muffins:
Pumpkin Bread with Pepitas – Gina’s Skinny Recipes
Pumpkin Bread – Good Housekeeping
Pumpkin Muffins – Love from the Oven
Creamy Pumpkin and Chestnut Pasta – The Healthy Foodie
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting – Gina’s Skinny Recipes
Pumpkin Oatmeal Spice Cookies – Love from the Oven
Unbelievably Healthy Pumpkin Pie – The Healthy Foodie
Need more recipes that will satisfy your pumpkin craving without packing on the pounds? Try these 10 low fat pumpkin recipes from About.com. Are you adventurous enough to try the baked pumpkin pasta? Or try the 5 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes from FitSugar.