It’s Pumpkin Season












Fall is officially here; which for many means its pumpkin season. From a nutrition stand point, pumpkin is a powerhouse of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins.  From the taste side, can I get a “yum!” Especially since most food items that have had a fall pumpkin makeover are loaded with added sugar, salt and fats. Thankfully, pumpkin also can be used in variety of delicious –healthy– recipes that highlight fabulous fall flavors without the extras.

This pumpkin season try some of these ideas:

Add pumpkin to your salads
Toss together roasted pumpkin, dried cranberries and kale and lightly top with walnuts and balsamic dressing

Add pumpkin to soups and chili
Curried Apple-Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Chicken Chili
Turkey Sausage, Kale, Pumpkin Soup

Address your pumpkin sweet tooth
Pumpkin Custard with Pecans

Have other ideas that you would like to share? Post below.

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