Is your canister of cocoa powder collecting dust? Pull it from the pantry shelf and get ready to have a ball! These rolled, mini-cake bites are a healthified version of those sugary “pops” on sticks, with chocolaty cocoa flavor made richer with chicory—a plant root that’s brewed up just like coffee. Dairy free and egg free, they’re made moist with organic puréed pumpkin and can be eaten raw or baked for real-cake texture.
Holiday foods are heavy enough. When you’re not party hopping or cookie swapping, make a healthy meal at home with this mock pasta. Instead of starchy, flour-based noodles, these thin ribbons are shredded from baked spaghetti squash (no special tools needed, just a fork!). Smother with a dairy-free pumpkin alfredo sauce for a rich, vegan dish that fills you up without weighing you down.
We’ve raised the bar—there’s just no topping these moist and chewy nutty pumpkin squares! Not cookies, not quite cake, they’re a satisfying grab-and-go snack or healthy dessert, packed with organic pumpkin, naturally sweet dates and crunchy almonds. Use gluten-free baking mix instead of flour for a healthy treat everyone can enjoy!
This recipe combines nonfat Greek yogurt with organic pumpkin puree and whole-wheat pasta for a creamy, decadent dinner that’s surprisingly low-fat and cooks in under 15 minutes. The ingredients below are for a single serving; simply multiply to serve additional family members. For an even lower-calorie version of this meal, serve over spaghetti squash instead of pasta.
At Vitacost, we have one word for how we want you to feel about your autumn 2013: Awesome! And that means celebrating the essence of the season in the healthiest fall foods, from pumpkin to apples.
If fewer daylight hours and chilly weather are starting to wear you down, pick up the pace with protein balls! Packed with this season’s star ingredient—pumpkin—plus almond butter, nuts, seeds and cinnamon, these no-bake treats are the perfect nutritious pick-me-up on a sluggish autumn day, or any time you need an extra energy boost.
Having a hard time finding your favorite pumpkin beverage at the coffee shops? Try something cooler, made right at home in your very own blender. Sweet, spicy and satisfying, this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is made with the healthiest of ingredients: organic pumpkin, creamy almond milk, rich almond butter and pure vanilla. For an extra-thick, shake-like consistency, freeze pumpkin purée before you mix it in!
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