6 Ways to Use Pumpkin this Fall

6 Ways to Use Pumpkin this Fall

As August comes to an end, that means fall is just around the corner. Everyone loves fall for the warm decorations, orange leaves and of course Halloween! Most importantly, fall means everything Pumpkin. Read below to see 6 awesome ways to use Pumpkin and spice up your fall season.

  1. Pumpkin French Fries

New recipe for you French fry addicts! A healthier alternative to normal French fries, try pumpkin French fries! We suggest trying them with a spicy mix, and turning up the oven higher if you want them crispy. They make a great appetizer with a yogurt style dip.

  1. Chili

Pumpkin chili is the ultimate comfort foods. It has the wonderful, mellow earthiness of pumpkin and the kick of several different peppers and spices. We suggest trying it with black-bean tortilla chips, crackers and lots of sour cream. Best of all – you chili can sit over night and will be even better the next day!

  1. Pumpkin Decor

In the hot summer afternoons carving pumpkins might not be the first thing on your mind. Instead, try decorating them! Use thumbtacks, stickers, markers or whatever else you have. This is a great activity for younger kids who are not quite ready to carve big pumpkins yet. Purchase some miniature pumpkins, sold at any grocery store, and then let the kids go wild- no rules no problem!

  1. Pumpkin Smoothies

We love pumpkin smoothies because they are great for your health, vegan, and very filling! We suggest mixing your pumpkin with bananas and Greek yogurt for a delicious combination!

  1. Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies are awesome because they 1. Are delicious and 2. Actually, have more nutritional value than a traditional chocolate chip cookie! We suggest adding raisins or nuts for an extra twist on this already awesome recipe.

  1. Pumpkin Candles

Pumpkin candles are super easy to make, and they are the perfect outside decoration for Halloween. Start by cleaning out your pumpkin as you would carve it. Then instead of carving a face or a design, make a large oval on one side of your pumpkin – does not matter which side, but the flatter one works better. Then place a candle in the center of your pumpkin and you’re done! To help keep the flame lit -keep the top of your pumpkin with the stem attached covering the original cut.

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