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Friday Five – Pumpkin Lite!

Friday Five - Pumpkin Lite!

Pumpkins are another one of my favorite orange things that indicate fall is here. Full of vitamins and flavor, here are five great ways to use that incredible veg in ways that celebrate what’s good about it. Pumpkin – it’s not just for pie anymore!

1. For breakfast, try these whole wheat Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes – mmmmm! [Click on pictures for the recipes.]

Pumpkin lite

2. Remember how good for you chia seeds are? How about Pumpkin Pie-Chia Pudding for a mid-morning snack?

Pumpkin-LiteΒ Β 3. For lunch or dinner, this Red Lentil-Pumpkin Soup packs the crunch of pumpkinseed for a wonderful contrast to the texture of this rich, creamy soup!

Friday Five - Pumpkin Lite!

4. What’s soup without a chunk of bread? This Spicy Pumpkin Biscuit can be a light, flaky addition if you keep a light hand with the dough.

Friday Five - Pumpkin Lite!

5. At only 133 calories, these Skinny Pumpkin Butterscotch Bars are just the little sweet treat to finish off a meal or enjoy with an evening coffee or cuppa!

Friday Five - Pumpkin Lite

Β How do you get aΒ pumpkin to see the lite light?

Friday Five - Pumpkin Lite!

 

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    1. I just found my exception to that statement, Noreen – I tried the much-touted pumpkin latte at Panera yesterday. The spice was too sharp for me – actually couldn’t drink it. Maybe God’s way of saying: “That’s not what I had in mind when I filled the pumpkin with stuff that made it good for you!”

  1. Am definitely going to try those biscuits! And ever since I read about chia seeds in your blog and told my husband about them, he is hooked on them. Even has a buddy who notifies him when they go on sale at Sprouts. πŸ™‚

    1. Love that your husband benefited from the blog, Dee Dee! If you get to those pumpkin biscuits before I do, let me know what you think and I’ll do the same! -El

  2. I love pumpkin! I don’t use any sugar and pumpkin is a natural sweetener – it gets two thumbs up from me! πŸ˜€ I’m going to have a look at the pumpkin-chia pudding πŸ™‚

  3. Thanks for the great recipes…especially the spiced pumpkin biscuits!
    My friend is a massage therapist, and she also volunteers at nursing homes. This time of year she combines oils to create a wonderful pumpkin scent and includes it with her massage oils. It’s a delight to visit the patients and see them happily waving their hands and wiggling their toes after after a “Pumpkin Pie Fingers and Toes” massage!

  4. Love what Marilyn Warner’s friend does. Sweet! I’m going to try the pumpkin chia pudding this weekend. I’ve been playing with different chia pudding recipes – healthy yums! GIVE ME THE PUMPKIN! πŸ˜‰

    1. I love that pumpkin massage, too – so creative! Thanks for providing the recipe for that chia pumpkin pudding – looking forward to your feedback on it!

      1. Pumpkin chia pudding was okay, but it needs some tweaking for my taste. Gonna try it again.

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