Fall is in full swing and the pumpkin craze is alive and well. While this food trend has admittedly gotten a bit out of control, we still love to incorporate the seasonal squash into various recipes.
So, is pumpkin a health food? Pumpkin has several health benefits and has rightfully earned all of its fanfare. It is a rich source of vitamin A, which promotes strong vision, and an excellent source of fiber and potassium. Pumpkin also contains beta-carotene and antioxidants.
Let’s get this pumpkin party started! Here are four pumpkin recipes that are not only festive and delicious, but surprisingly good for you.
Forget the oatmeal, mix up your breakfast hour with this decadent Pumpkin Pie Quinoa with Pecan Steusel.
Melt some dark chocolate and drizzle it into some fun Halloween shapes (like these bats) and you’ve got a fun Halloween treat the whole family can enjoy!
These nuts serve double duty as a delicious treat and a home air freshener, as well.
Ginger, carrot, and sage enhance the sweet pumpkin flavor in this creamy soup and make for a comforting evening meal.