4 useful tips for putting a healthy twist on pumpkin pies

This year, I’m making my pumpkin pies using whole wheat crusts, leafy greens and superfoods. Why? I’ve found that the more natural ingredients you use in your pie the better it tastes—and it’s also healthier! Here are my top tips for putting a healthy twist on the classic pumpkin pie:

Using whole, natural ingredients

  • Using real pumpkin is the best way to ensure your pie will be a yummy success.
  • Use whole wheat flour, not all-purpose.
  • Use real eggs, not egg substitute.
  • Use real butter, not margarine (or margarine with trans fat).
  • And if you’re feeling fancy: use vanilla extract instead of imitation vanilla!

Add some leafy greens

Add some leafy greens to the filling or the crust. Spinach and kale are both very good options, but feel free to experiment with other greens such as chard or collards if you’d like. You can even add a few handfuls of green smoothies for extra flavor!

Sprinkle some superfoods

A few superfoods can help you to make the most of your pumpkin pie. If you’re looking for some specific recipes, check out these resources:

  • [Chia seeds](https://www.eatthis.com/food-reviews/healthy-recipes?category=pumpkin+pie) – These little seeds are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, so they’re perfect for adding some extra nutrition to any dessert recipe! Here’s what I do: sprinkle them on top of my pies before baking them and let them sit there for about 30 minutes before serving them—the extra moisture will help keep them moist during transport from the oven to plate or bowl (or whatever). Then just enjoy!
  • [Matcha](https://www.eatingbirdfoods.com/) – Matcha is another great option if you’re looking for something different than chia seeds or turmeric but still want it added into your pie somehow; I like pairing matcha powder with honey because that combination gives off a nice subtle sweetness without overpowering anything else going on inside your mouth at first bite.”

Use a whole wheat crust

A whole wheat crust is better for you. It’s more nutritious, filling and versatile. You can make your own or pick up a pre-made one at the grocery store, but here are some tips on how to make a good one:

  • Use the whole wheat flour in place of all-purpose flour in any recipe that calls for it—the extra fiber will help keep you full longer!
  • Be sure not to overwork the dough; if it’s too sticky or crumbly, add another egg yolk or two until it comes together easily. Just remember: wet hands = dry dough!
  • Don’t forget about fats when making pies! Butter gives pumpkin pie its creaminess while also adding flavor so don’t skimp out on this step either; try using ghee instead if possible (it contains fewer calories than butter) but feel free to use coconut oil if needed since both are used interchangeably throughout Southern culinary traditions.”

With these tips your pumpkin pie will be more delicious and healthy.

  • Use whole, natural ingredients.
  • Add some leafy greens to the pie filling, or sprinkle a few superfoods on top of it (like blueberries and chia seeds).
  • Use a whole wheat crust instead of one made with refined flour (this will help keep your blood sugar stable throughout the day).


We hope this article has been helpful in getting you started on your quest to make the best pumpkin pie possible. Remember that the key is always to be conscious of what you’re eating and how it makes you feel, especially if you have any allergies or sensitivities. Plus, by using whole-food ingredients and limiting refined sugars, salt and preservatives in recipes like these you can really take control over what goes into your body!

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