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Check out the delicious recipes this mum made with one butternut pumpkin

When you think of pumpkins, do you think of a warming winter soup? Well, mum Danielle has proved that just one pumpkin can provide you with some delicious savoury and sweet dishes that won’t break the bank either!

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Check out the delicious recipes this mum made with one butternut pumpkin

Danielle says, “Now I know why Peter Pumpkin eater kept his wife in a pumpkin shell! Because you can make so many different recipes with just one pumpkin that aren’t soup.

Today, in 2.5 hrs, I made 7 different recipes with 1 butternut pumpkin weighing 1.7kg whole or 1.4kgs peeled and de-seeded.”

What Danielle made

1. Pumpkin & Apple Loaf (6 serves)

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This recipe can be found on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

2. Thai Chicken & Pumpkin Laksa (2 serves)

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Get this yummy laksa recipe here.

3. Roast Pumpkin Risotto ( 2 serves)

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This recipe can be found on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

4. Pumpkin Mud Cake With Chocolate Ganache – (made 14 muffins)

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YUM! Danielle halved the recipe quantities and made muffins but you can make the whole mud cake with our recipe here!

5. Pumpkin Hummus (4 serves)

pumpkin dip with veggies

This recipe can be found on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

6. Macaroni Cheese (4 serves)

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This kid-friendly dinner is loaded with hidden veggies, get the recipe here!

7. Homemade Pepitas (2 serves)

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This recipe can be found on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Danielle says, “It was certainly hard to choose what to make as there are so many challenge and free recipes to choose from. All in all, the 6 recipes cost me around $35 to make.”

Well there you have it, pumpkins don’t just have to be a soup ingredient! Which recipe will you try first?

Danielle’s weight loss story

Danielle has lost an awesome 20kgs*, three dress sizes and has gained a whole load of confidence with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

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“The photo on the left the moment my health needed taking control of.

Why? I was standing next to Healthy Harold, a childhood character who taught us to take care of our bodies and minds and to live a happy and healthy lifestyle.

But I certainly wasn’t doing that and nor had I been, prior to falling pregnant with my first.

So instead of diving into a bowl of chocolate like I normally would and eat away my emotions, I started researching for a way to regain my health back!

After trying different ways, I finally found The Healthy Mummy and the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and four years on, I’ve never looked back.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my ups and downs, but the best thing about The Healthy Mummy and the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is that it’s so easy to continue on the healthy path of life.

I still have some small improvements to make, but overall the persistence and effort I have put into getting this far has certainly paid off!

But I think I’ve done Harold proud now!”

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We LOVE Danielle’s pumpkin creations, and they come directly from our Healthy Mummy blog and 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipes.

If you want to be inspired by even MORE delicious and healthy creations – we suggest checking out our Challenge! You can learn more here.

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written by:

Alex Lilly

Alex is a social media addict and food lover from Sydney's northern beaches. When she's not writing, you can usually find her waiting for the next royal wedding or baby to come along.