I am soooo excited to present to you pumpkin recipes for kids! I must confess that I find pumpkin to be one of those veggies that I can hide into delicious meals and my kids have no idea they are eating veggies.
First I’d like to explore why pumpkin is good for you!
- High in Beta-Carotene (which your body turns into vitamin A) This is great for your skin, eyes, and immune system.
- High in antioxidants which help prevent cancer
- Good source of vitamin C
- Good source of iron and folate
- High in potassium which is great for your heart
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Pumpkin Recipes for Kids
I do want to mention that using good quality ingredients makes a big difference. I grow my own pumpkins, but that is not always practical. Farmers Markets have abundant pumpkins in the fall.
Cinnamon is another ingredient I tend to be fussy about. We use Ceylon cinnamon because of its health benefits. This one has a wonderful strong flavor!
Healthy Pumpkin Snacks
We are starting our pumpkin recipes for kids with healthy pumpkin snacks because well, kids love to snack! It can be challenging to provide healthy snacks that everyone enjoys.
Healthy pumpkin oatmeal snacks.
We LOVE energy bites. I never thought to make them seasonal. Healthy Pumpkin Energy Bites by Del’s Cooking Twist are easy and nutritious!
Can you tell we like oatmeal?? These healthy pumpkin pie baked oatmeal cups make a quick and easy snack or breakfast.
Healthy Pumpkin Pie Bars
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins
We have been gluten-free for years so just like I did with “10 Easy Apple Recipes for Kids” I included gluten-free muffins.
These gluten-free pumpkin muffins by She Likes Food with streusel topping take plain muffins to a whole new level!
Easy Gluten-free Pumpkin Muffins by What the Fork is a simple and basic recipe, delicious on its own and easily adaptable.
Spiced Pumpkin Cookies by Once Upon a Chef is like fall in your kitchen. The spices will make your whole house smell amazing!
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite fall treats. This recipe from Cooking Classy is perfect for an after school snack!
Pumpkin Dinner Recipes for Kids
Your kids are going to love it when you set a pumpkin on the table and their dinner is inside of it!
Dinner does not get any easier or more kid-friendly than skillet Pumpkin Pasta.
How Fun are Pumpkin Fries??
As I was searching for fun pumpkin recipes for kids, I came across pumpkin fries. How fun is that? And so much healthier than potatoes!
Baked Parmesan Pumpkin Fries
Sweet and Salty Fries
We are big smoothie eaters (uh drinkers?). They make for a healthy breakfast and I find that I can pack a lot of veggies into a blender with some fruit and yogurt and no one knows any difference! Pumpkin smoothies are a healthy meal or snack for kids of all ages!
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe (Protein Pumpkin Pie)
Fun Pumpkin Recipes for Kids
I hope you found a few new ideas to pack some veggies into your kids’ diets without any whining! I also hope these pumpkin recipes for kids fill your home with the wonderful scents of fall!
Do you have any favorite pumpkin recipes? I’d love for you to share them in the comments below!
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