6 Not-So-Scary Pumpkin Recipes

With oodles of potassium, vitamin A, and antioxidants, pumpkin is a great way to sneak veggies into your child's diet. Here are some simpler recipes to work into your family's foods. 

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Pumpkin Horchata

Dane Tashima

Pumpkin Horchata

1. In a blender combine 1 and 1/2 cups rice milk, 1 frozen banana, 1/3 cup canned pumpkin, 1/4 cup cooked brown rice, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon.

2. Cover and blend until smooth.

3. Garnish with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Makes two smoothies. 

By Monica Pierini from Parents Latina Magazine

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Pumpkin Mac 'n Cheese

Pumpkin Mac 'n Cheese

Adding pumpkin puree to this family fave amps up both the flavor and nutrition. Heat up any leftovers for lunch the next day.

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Pumpkin Mac 'n' Cheese

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Pumpkin and Chicken Curry with Basmati Rice

Bobbi Lin

Pumpkin and Chicken Curry with Basmati Rice

Pumpkin makes this dish milder-tasting, so it's a great first curry for kids.

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Spiced Pumpkin Dip

Bobbi Lin

Spiced Pumpkin Dip

Double this snack for the class party! It's fast, delish, and gluten- and nut-free.

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Pumpkin Wonton Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage Sauce

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Pumpkin Wonton Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage Sauce

Pick up wonton wrappers for the recipe (we like Nasoya for its simple ingredients list) in the produce section of the supermarket, near the bagged salad greens. 

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How to Make Pumpkin Ravioli

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Kale Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

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Kale Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

Sweet dressing, crunchy pumpkin seeds, and a little feta cheese help the kale go down!

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Kale Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette