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Pumpkin Season

Posted on November 3, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Everyones fall flavor (of about anything) is pumpkin.  From pumpkin coffee to pumpkin pancakes, that beautiful orange squash is everywhere right now.  Pumpkins are more than just for carving and illuminating on Halloween to scare away creepy creatures.  So don't throw out your pumpkins or the seeds you scrape out of there at carving time.

Pumpkins are also healthy for you.  Pumpkins are full of nutrition including, vitamin A, fiber, folate, potassuim and beta-carotene.  It is low in fat and calories, (as one cup of cooked, boiled, drained, without salt) contains approximately 49 calories.  It can protect us from certain cancers, diseas and helps to age us well.

Pumpkin seeds are low on the glycemic index, high in fiber, iron, zinc and healthy fats.  They are a great option for those seeking nutrition from a more plant based diet.  Plus if you have allergies to soy or nuts, pumpkin seeds are a great alternative.

Not really sure what to do with the pumpkin once you bring it home from the store.  Here are some ideas that you might enjoy.

Julie's Pumpkin Pie Protien Shake

Roasting the seeds is super easy and you can add any spice you like! Sweet, Savory or Spicy here are some you are bound to love.

https://www.pinterest.com/soostbiz/yummy-food-in-a-jar/" target="_blank">Pumpkin in a jar

https://www.pinterest.com/soostbiz/nutrition/" target="_blank">How to cook fresh pumpkin

Pumpkin season is here for at least another month.  So eat up while its in season!



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