Everything Pumpkin

Everything Pumpkin

It’s September, which means my pumpkin obsession has re-emerged. September means apples, cinnamon, and Everything pumpkin spice.  Although, you have decided to eat healthier and cut out the not so friendly food. Being on a keto diet does not mean you have to miss out on the #1 most favorite trend of fall ”Pumpkin”.

Fall is my favorite season, it’s time to get hype about all things pumpkin. You may be asking is pumpkin okay on the keto diet? Yup, pumpkin can be keto because it is low in net carbs. Pumpkin only has 5g of total carbs per 100g with 1g of fiber. It’s perfect for the ketogenic diet, or a low carb diet as well, whatever you’re following!

Here is a great recipe that I love. The Keto protein bars are perfect to eat as a snack when craving something sweet.

Keto Pumpkin Protein Bars

Per serving: 213 Calories • 8.5g Carbs (1g Fiber) • 7.1g Fat • 28.5g Protein

Ingredients

Ingredients scaled to 4 servings

½  cop Whey protein powder

½  cup Pumpkin 

½  cup Cream cheese 

1 extra-large Egg

1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Grease a loaf pan or use a cooking spray to coat sides.

  3. Mash together pumpkin and cream cheese. Stir in protein powder until thoroughly combined. Add egg and mix until the dough becomes more like a pancake batter.

  4. Pour into your greased/silicon pan and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool and slice. 

  5. Garnish with dashes of pumpkin spice on top.

You can also step this recipe up by drizzling melted chocolate on top. Enjoy!

The content in this article is not medical advice and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Always talk to your doctor before changing your diet.

Our guest blogger Lynette McCutcheon is a mother of 3. She is also a Health and Weight Loss Coach Specialized in the Ketogenic Diet, Ketosis, and Intermittent Fasting. She is also the founder of her own coaching business, “Down By Linitas Way” which is a community that helps empower women through support and motivation. Her desire and goal are to help women live healthier lifestyles in hopes that others will be inspired to join the movement.