Carb-Friendly Pumpkin Recipes

The leaves are turning colors, and there’s a crispness to the air, which can only mean one thing… it’s pumpkin-spice-everything season! If, while sipping on your pumpkin spice latte and nibbling your pumpkin spice muffin, you start to wonder whether there might be a slightly healthier pumpkin spice treat you could enjoy (other than a swipe of your pumpkin spice lip balm), look no further. Let your family indulge in the annual pumpkin spice craze by trying one of these blood sugar-friendly recipes featuring pumpkin as the star ingredient!

Flourless Pumpkin Swirl Blender Brownies

Flourless Pumpkin Swirl Blender Brownies

The base of these brownies contains just four simple ingredients: bananas, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and — last, but certainly not least — pumpkin. They’d be great if you stopped right there, but wouldn’t an extra helping of pumpkin and cream cheese goodness swirled throughout be even better? The end result is a rich, fudgy, creamy, decadent brownie that is packed with all of the amazing flavors of fall.

Pumpkin Cream Pie Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Cream Pie Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a quick way to prepare breakfast the night before, while easily incorporating your favorite fresh fruits, dairy, protein, and more. For me, it’s a surefire way to make oatmeal a little less boring without the added sugar and artificial ingredients of most instant oatmeal options.

Pumpkin Juice

Pumpkin Juice

It seems that so much emphasis is put on creating low-carb recipes for people with diabetes in an attempt to prevent high blood sugar. But what about a fun recipe to have on hand for when your child’s blood sugar is a little low?

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.