It’s fall which means pumpkin everything, and most of it is loaded with fake flavors and sugar—Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Cookies—you get the picture! We want to bring you back to the basics, because real pumpkin has some real health benefits. Rich in vitamin A, beta carotene, potassium and fiber, pumpkin is a great nutritional resource. Roast fresh pumpkin and scoop out the flesh, or when you’re in a rush we love organic, plain, canned pumpkin. Here are our favorite ways to enjoy it.
Pumpkin Yogurt: Mix Pumpkin with Plain Yogurt (we love the texture and protein content of Greek yogurt, but any plain yogurt will do). Add spices like ginger, cardamom and cinnamon for delicious flavor.
Pumpkin Seeds: Don’t forget the seeds! Pumpkin seeds are delicious when roasted and are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Mix clean pumpkin seeds with olive oil and garlic salt in a bowl until lightly coated and spread a single layer of seeds on a baking sheet. Bake at 300 for about 30 minutes, or until golden color. Yummy!
Top the bowl with a dollop of pumpkin, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds