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Halloween's around the corner...time for pumpkin recipes

Published: Oct 22, 2016

By Lisa Greene


It’s that time of year. Whether you’re thinking about your Halloween jack o’ lantern or Thanksgiving pie, it’s pumpkin season.

So if you’re craving fall flavors, we’ve got five great recipes for you from our dietitian and blogger Jamie Vespa. And yes, they go beyond pie and latte.

Pumpkin is a great choice for fall recipes. First of all, it’s healthy. It’s high in fiber, vitamin A, potassium and zinc, says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

It’s also versatile. Pumpkin works in both sweet and savory recipes. We’ve got breakfast, dessert and dinner covered in these five recipes:

Mini Pumpkin Turkey Meatballs with Herbed Goat Cheese

Raw Pumpkin Pie Bars

Big Cluster Pumpkin Oat Bran Granola

Pumpkin Kale Turkey Sausage Spaghetti Pie

Technically, this one is pumpkin free…but it’s still got that pumpkin pie flavor:

Pumpkin Spice Cashew Butter

Jamie Vespa, MS, RD, LD/N, is a former TGH dietitian who is now assistant nutrition editor at Cooking Light magazine. You can find more of her recipes on  TGH Health News and her blog, Dishing Out Health.