By Lizzie Vasquez

When pumpkin-flavored everything hits stores, you know it is the start of fall. National Pumpkin Day is conveniently around the corner, so we are bringing you a few healthy ways you can celebrate!

Pumpkin is not only found in pie and spiced lattes; in fact, it is packed with nutrients. Pumpkin contains vitamin A, which can improve immunity and sharpen vision. This low-calorie gourd is about 90 percent water and is a perfect way to stay hydrated.

No-Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Energy Balls

Perfect as a post-workout snack or a nutrient-packed breakfast, pumpkin energy balls allow you to celebrate without the sugar-coated guilt. It is the perfect on-the-go fall snack.

Flourless Pumpkin Bread

Feel free to indulge in this healthy recipe. With only six ingredients, it is a great substitute for those high-calorie holiday breads you would buy in stores.

Bonus: this bread can be gluten free if you use gluten free oats!

Homemade Pumpkin Soup

You will feel like a gourmet chef with this easy, from-scratch recipe. This creamy soup is loaded with pure, healthy ingredients and satisfies all pumpkin-hungry tummies. It is the perfect recipe for cooler fall days.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Grab a handful of these classic fall seeds and fill up on a more wholesome snack than chips. This simple recipe outlines the best way to roast pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Chia

For those feeling a little ambitious, this overnight oatmeal is the perfect when to celebrate National Pumpkin Day. You prep this healthy breakfast the night before to enjoy in the morning. Not a bad wake-up call!