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October Meal Prep: Give Me all the Pumpkin!!

The temps are getting cooler, the smell of leaves are in the air, and it is time for all things fall and PUMPKIN!!

Move over PSL, there are a lot of healthier pumpkin options to help you get through October without overdoing it. Our weeks are busy and we don't always have time for all the fall baking we would like to do. But don't fret! We have a few options that can be prepped ahead of time, will check off your pumpkin box, and are good for you too!

Everyone loves a good energy ball. They are easy to make, easy to double (or triple), and great for taking on the go for a snack. Filled with tons of goodness, just a hint of sweetness, and all the pumpkin punch you need! Make these ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze! Two of our favorite recipes are Pinch of Yum Pumpkin Energy Bites and Two Peas and Their Pod Pumpkin Energy Balls.

Still looking for more pumpkin? Look no further! Another great make-ahead breakfast is overnight oats. There are SO many variations to this awesome breakfast recipe. Make a large batch on Sunday to last a few days. Top it off in the morning with your favorite berries and a few pecans, and you have a breakfast that tastes and smells like fall in a bowl. There are so many recipes out there, but here are a few tried and true. We love Ally's Cooking Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats and Everyday Meal Prep's Pumpkin Protein Overnight Oats.

All this talk about pumpkins is making me want something now. Too bad the weather feels a bit more like summer in Virginia this week. Next week looks cooler so be sure to add these to your menu for next week!

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