Still dreaming of pumpkin? So are we! The fall staple has so much to offer beyond adding a delectable flavor to your favorite food and drinks. Pumpkin is low in calories, high in fiber, helps lower cholesterol and manage weight. It’s a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, B vitamins, Zinc, beta carotene, and potassium. Even better, pumpkin can be incorporated into dishes both savory and sweet. From smoothies to soups, this vitamin-packed powerhouse can be a tasty addition to nearly anything. And did you know canned pumpkin is a healthy alternative to fresh? Maybe we should start showing pumpkin some love year round!
What are some of your favorite uses for pumpkin? Do you have any favorite recipes that call for pumpkin? Or have you used pureed pumpkin to lighten up traditionally heavier fare? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you!