Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Time!

Canned pumpkin or pie pumpkins are in season! Celebrate Thanksgiving with some pumpkin nutrition.
Pumpkin is a nutritious food as it is a source of fiber, vitamin C, A and K, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and calcium.

Pumpkin can be incorporated into more than just pie.

  • muffins
  • coffee cake
  • bread
  • cupcakes
  • soup
Yes, that's right! Soup!
Whisk some mashed or canned pumpkin with low-sodium broth, finely minced onion and garlic, and legumes such as black beans.  
Options, add:
  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • corn
  • tomato sauce
  • use split peas instead of black beans
  • spice-it-up with peppers
  • combine with squash or sweet potatoes
  • make it sweet with cinnamon
  • use leeks instead of/or in addition to onion
Br creative! have fun!
Pumpkin Seed Nutrition Information