7 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Fall

If you liked pumpkins before pregnancy, you’ll love ’em now: the plant is loaded with vitamin A, which helps your baby develop healthy organs. Read on for recipes that help you make the most of the nutritious fall favorite.

Who says comfort food needs to be unhealthy?

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Polenta

Don’t forget the seeds: Pumpkin seeds pack 5 grams of protein per serving, along with zinc, magnesium and iron, making them one of our 10 (Surprising!) Prenatal Power Foods.Get the recipe: Maple-Glazed Rutabaga with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Step one: Curl up on the couch. Step two: Find an awesome movie on Netflix. Step three: Eat custard.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Custard

These purse-friendly pumpkin bars also have peanut butter, which may reduce your baby’s risk of having the nut allergy when she’s older.

Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bars

This moist, fiber-loaded loaf is good for breakfast, as a side dish alongside savory soups or simply as a snack, especially when spread with low-fat cream cheese.

Get the recipe: Pumkpin Bread

A creative dinner dish for the whole fam

Get the recipe: Pumpkin-Spinach Ravioli

Perfect for lunch boxes, hiking, after-school snacks or breakfast-on-the-go

Get the recipe: Cranberry-Pumpkin Granola Bars