Kid-approved pumpkin treat recipes

Check out these great pumpkin recipes from the Comprehensive Weight Management Program at Mott Children’s Hospital.

Also – take a look at more tips you can use to take the trick out of a healthy halloween this year.


1 cup pumpkin
1 ½ cups skim milk
1 ½ cups vanilla non-fat yogurt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
3 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Add all ingredients except nutmeg to blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into serving glasses and top each with a pinch of nutmeg.

Servings: 4 (serving size = 8 oz)

Nutrition facts: (PER SERVING) 128.5 calories, 1.5g fat, 107.5mg sodium, 21.5g carbs, 2g fiber, 11g sugars, 8g protein.  (Regular eggnog typically contains at least 225 calories and 11 grams of fat per cup)

(From Cooking Light Magazine)

¾ cup fat free cream cheese
¼ cup packed brown sugar (or 1/8 cup Splenda Brown Sugar blend)
½ cup canned pumpkin
2 tsp maple syrup (may use sugar-free maple syrup)
½ tsp ground cinnamon
24 apple slices

Place cream cheese, brown sugar and pumpkin in a medium bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add syrup and cinnamon, and beat until smooth. Cover and chill in fridge for 30 minutes. Serve with sliced apples.

Serves 6 (serving size = ¼ cup)

Nutrition facts: (PER SERVING) 93 calories, 3.5g fat, 109mg sodium, 14.1g carbs, 1g fiber, 12g sugars, 2g protein.  (Caramel apple dip can have up to 210 calories per serving and 7 grams of fat)

(Adapted from www.runeatrepeat.com)

1 cup Pumpkin
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 package sugar free butterscotch pudding
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Mix pumpkin, yogurt, pudding mix and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. Refrigerate one hour.

Serves 8 (Can be used to make a healthy pumpkin pie! Use a reduced-fat graham cracker crust.)

Nutrition facts: (PER SERVING) 35.4 calories, .09g fat, 160mg sodium, 4.1g carbs, 0.9g fiber, 1.89g sugars, 2.6g protein

Track how you like these recipes!
Remember it can take 10-15 times of trying a new food before we may develop a preference. Encourage your family to keep an open mind and eat a least 3 bites of every food each time it is introduced!

What are your favorite healthy pumpkin recipes?  Use the comments section to let us know!

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