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Pumpkin Apple Curry with Shrimp

By January 1, 2017Recipes
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Nothing says “winter” better than pumpkin. It is delicious and nutritious, and can be blended with other ingredients to make a sumptuous meal — without all the processed carbs.

Pumpkin packs a punch when it comes to vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and plenty more. That means it could be good for everything from preventing cancer to preventing heart disease to keeping your skin free of wrinkles. It’s also high in fiber, which is great for your digestive system and helps you feel full.

I’m willing to bet you’ve never tried it in the combination called for in this recipe. Give it a try and see what you think — this dinner is quick and easy to throw together, and will warm you (and your taste buds) on a winter night.

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Pumpkin Apple Curry with Shrimp

Pumpkin packs a punch when it comes to vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and plenty more.

Category Dinner
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Alma Schneider


  • 3-4 cups fresh roasted pumpkin, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp green curry paste I like the Thai Kitchen brand
  • 2 15oz cans coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 tbsp dates for Performance level or use coconut nectar (for Kickstart and Lifestyle)
  • 1 cup shredded bamboo shoots
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh shrimp
  • 1 apple peeled and diced


  1. In a large pot over low to medium heat, heat up the curry paste and stir for one minute.
  2. Add in the coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice, and dates/nectar. Stir until combined and simmering.
  3. Add in the pumpkin chunks, bamboo shoots, frozen or fresh shrimp, and diced apple.
  4. Simmer until the shrimp is pink and opaque and serve hot over rice, quinoa, or vegetables.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is compliant on all nutrition levels depending on which sweetener you choose.

Alma Schneider
Alma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, cooking coach, and food blogger. She is the founder of Take Back the Kitchen, a lifestyle program created to help people recognize and overcome common and unique obstacles to planning and preparing healthy meals. Alma provides demonstrations, workshops, and speaking engagements for individuals and non-profits, as well as for corporate wellness workshops, lunch and learns, and company retreats.

Alma has presented at TEDx and is the recipient of The American Red Cross award for Community Service. She has been featured on the Today Show, TV Land, CBS News and is a frequent contributor for CBS, Diabetic Lifestyle, and She has been featured in Family Circle Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, and numerous other websites and publications. Her syndicated recipe column appears in more than twenty print and online newspapers. Alma has been on the Whole Life Challenge for a year and a half and has never felt better.