Fall Favorite: Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a delicious, nutrient dense food and pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite snacks. I always believe in real, all natural and non-processed but I also know reality and that many people do not have time to prepare pumpkin. Canned pumpkin is a great healthy alternative. Whole Foods sells organic canned pumpkin all year round (you can find canned pumpkin at any local supermarket.) I love having a cup of warm pumpkin with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg as a snack, especially when it starts getting cold. Pumpkin can be eaten plain or mixed into dishes. Nutritionally pumpkin is packed with antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C as well as Vitamin-E. It’s also a great source of carotenes that convert vitamin-A within the body. Pumpkin is rich in B-complex vitamins that are vital for energy and minerals such as copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Get creative with pumpkin, figure out different ways to add it into dishes – I enjoy making a pumpkin Greek yogurt sauce. Take an autumn adventure and spice up your fall foods!


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