We are in the thick of October and Halloween is almost upon us! So before another month sweeps by, let us ramp up the appreciation for Orange October by giving a nod to this month's iconic image--the pumpkin. Besides being the perfect festive Halloween decoration, pumpkins are a great source of energy, fiber and iron. Check out these 5 pumpkin-inspired recipes that will have you running to the kitchen:

1. Pumpkin Spice Waffles. See recipe here.

2. Pumpkin Chai Latte. See recipe here.

3. Paleo Pumpkin Pie Muffins. See recipe here.

4. Pumpkin Chili. See recipe here.

5. Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo. See recipe here.