Pumpkin Waffles

Change up your breakfast routine by making these easy, spiced pumpkin waffles. The secret ingredient is a bit of apple pie spice, which makes them really flavorful. Firm on the outside and soft on the inside, these pumpkin waffles are the perfect pair to coffee and a bowl of fruit. They are just the thing to start your day off right. Pumpkin Waffles Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 egg 3/4 cup […]

Pumpkin “Nice Cream”

Looking for a new low-fat, healthy dessert to try this Fall? You’re going to love this pumpkin “nice cream!” What do I mean by “nice cream?” If you haven’t heard about nice cream yet, you are in for a treat. It’s basically ice cream without the fat and calories. Whhhaaat?? Yes, it’s true! The secret is frozen bananas. Frozen bananas add an amazing ice cream-like texture without bringing an overpowering banana flavor to the dessert. Combine frozen bananas with anything, […]

Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie

Come fall, I am totally ready to embrace all things that go with the season! Pumpkin begins to slowly creep back into my life and I get so excited at the sight of everything pumpkin in the grocery stores. Unfortunately, the first day of fall is not always the cool sweater weather that I’m expecting, especially living in the desert! This smoothie is perfect for staying cool for the summer and satisfying those fall flavor cravings! Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie Ingredients […]

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Every time I make this pumpkin pie, nobody knows tofu is the secret ingredient until I say it. People are always surprised by the tofu, but it actually makes a mean pumpkin pie! Instead of adding evaporated milk or cream, I use tofu to make this pumpkin pie vegan. The tofu and pumpkin blend together nicely with the spices to give you a creamy pumpkin pie filling. And it becomes totally soft, creamy and delicious after baking it in the oven! It […]

Pumpkin Mousse

If you find yourself craving pumpkin pie this holiday season, why not skip the extra calories and make a healthy pumpkin mousse instead? This pumpkin mousse is vegan and gluten-free, and tastes just like a delicious pumpkin pie filling. The secret ingredient is tofu, which makes it really thick and creamy. You can sweeten it with almost any sweetener, from honey to maple syrup to brown sugar. I’ve tried a few different sweeteners in this recipe and they all work […]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

My favorite drink during the fall season is this pumpkin pie smoothie! It’s the perfect drink to blend up for a get-together, or to simply enjoy on your own. Heading out for a walk outside to enjoy the leaves turning the brilliant colors of fall? Blend yourself a pumpkin pie smoothie to take on-the-go! Taking the kids trick-or-treating tonight? Enjoy this together before heading out, so you’ll both be less tempted to indulge! Top it with some whipped cream and a dash […]

Spiced Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Aren’t you excited fall is here?! Yesterday I went to the grocery store and found PUMPKINS! When pumpkins hit the grocery stores, fall is official. Let the pumpkin treats begin! Here is my first one for you – Spiced Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins. These moist pumpkin muffins are spiced with cinnamon and ginger. I added chocolate chips and walnuts, but you can add other nuts or just enjoy them plain. They aren’t too sweet, so they go great with morning […]

Halloween Candy Consumption

It’s the day after Halloween. Whether you went out trick or treating yourself, or you have a pail-ful of your kids’ candy to go through, chances are you’ll be eating candy for many days (and possibly weeks) to come. But how many kids actually go trick or treating each year? How many adults eat this stuff compared to kids? What’s your favorite Halloween treat? See how your answers compare to those of the rest of the nation in the infographic […]

Pumpkin Bumpkin Dessert Smoothie

Happy Halloween! Can you smell the pumpkin in the air? This holiday smoothie makes for a nice, decadent dessert with all natural, whole ingredients and nutrients to boost! Enjoy it instead of that slice of sugar and fat-laden pumpkin pie and feel good about your holiday diet. Pumpkin Bumpkin Dessert Smoothie Ingredients 1/2 cup spinach 1/4 cup organic, canned pumpkin puree (if fresh pumpkin is not available) 1 tbsp. pecans 1 dash of cinnamon 2 dates 1 cup unsweetened almond […]

Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

Ugghhhhhhhh don’t you just love fall? I wouldn’t know. I’ve never experienced the season. I suppose that’s not entirely true. But I kind of live in Hawaii, which is kind of summer all the time. I’m not complaining. But I love the idea of fall. Mostly I love the idea of pumpkin. So let’s talk about it. Everyone loves pumpkin, apparently. Although I really wish it were spelled ‘punkin’ like how your aunt mildred or someone probably used to call […]