For many people, this time of year means indulging in their favorite fall flavor – PUMPKIN EVERYTHING! Unfortunately, a lot of those pre-packaged pumpkin goodies popping up everywhere tend to be loaded with unnecessary sugar and calories.

This year we thought we would look at the savory and lighter side of pumpkin. While it is delicious in many desserts, it pairs quite nicely in your main dishes and can even help lighten them up!

Here's one of our favorite healthy pumpkin soup recipes:

And here are five more of our favorite ways to cook with pumpkin that won’t be so hard on your waistline (including another savory pumpkin soup)!

More Pumpkin Recipes: