And of course, this means pumpkin. Lots and lots of pumpkin.
I keep canned pureed pumpkin in the house year-round, since it makes a good substitute in baking for some of the butter, fat, and oil (I use up to half of the amount of fat called for and for the rest I use applesauce or pumpkin). But since it is a seasonal item, I tend to stock up during these fall months. Since its just hitting the shelves, now's a perfect time to make some fall-tasting recipes and also buy some extra to hoard for the rest of the year.
*Not all of these are skinny, healthy, or low calorie, but I tried to include recipes that are somewhat good for you, or at least not terrible for you! And a treat once in a while isn't a bad thing either. You can't deprive yourself of all good things!
These look like every good taste of fall in one bite.
From Eat Yourself Thin
A healthy, easy, and elegant dessert for a holiday party. Or a Tuesday night.
From Urban Nester
I'm not a fan of the Pumpkin Spice Latte from a certain coffee shop. It tastes like a toddler threw together a bunch of things he likes to eat thinking it will result in the most amazing food ever and then it ends up tasting like a hot mess. (Literally.) But I could come around to this recipe.
From Smitten Kitchen
I haven't made anything from Deb that hasn't been fabulous. This looks like it wouldn't disappoint!
From Cooking Light via Dwell on Joy
A healthier spin on a classic cake
From Minimalist Baker
Hello Saturday morning post-run breakfast!
From Eighteen 25
Hello Sunday morning post-long-run-to-burn-a-bunch-of-calories breakfast!
A few that embrace all good things about fall, even without the pumpkin...
From Shape Magazine
Just think about how good your house would smell waking up to this in your slow cooker!
From Say Not Sweet Anne
Vegetables and dessert? Shut up. Seriously. This looks amazing.
From Cooking Light Magazine
From Emily Bites
And its only 6 points per serving. What?!?!