Monday, November 21, 2016

Pumpkin Spice My Life, The Healthy Way

Oh yes! It’s that time of the year again. Before the Halloween costumes and candy, before the Christmas music on the radio, before the New Years resolutions, comes the obsession with the pumpkin spice flavor. The endless pictures of college, sorority girls posting pictures with their Starbucks PSL on Instagram is in mid-season by now. Yes, I’m just as guilty of posting a Starbucks cup of coffee accompanied by a corny, motivational quote. Instead of rolling your eyes or shunning the pumpkin spice craze that occurs every year, we need to embrace it! Yes, I said it, join the pumpkin spice movement.  

If you’re in the minority and aren’t one of the millions of people with an obsession of pumpkin spice, you have to admit, nothing pairs better than fall weather and pumpkin. Therefore, below are some healthy pumpkin recipes to help everyone stay committed to those 2016 New Years resolutions we made just a mere eight months ago!


Healthiest Pumpkin Pie. Ever.

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Pumpkin Granola Bread

Curry Pumpkin and Walnut Soup

Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins (or Bread) of Deliciousness

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Tarts

Allison Bokenkotter RD, LD is a Cincinnati based dietitian and is the membership chair elect for the Greater Cincinnati Area Dietetic Association.