VeganMoFo #13: The Healthy & Versatile Pumpkin

Today, Artie and I will be off to do some pumpkin picking in Newburgh, NY. We love fresh pumpkins. You can do so many things with them, food wise. You’ve seen a couple of recipes we’ve put together so far, but we really hope to branch out more. What’s also great is that pumpkins are good for you! They have a number of health benefits to them:

  • They’re a great source of Vitamin A and fiber
  • Because of the fiber, they’re filling…and good for weight loss/management
  • They’re lower in calories (without the pie crust and whipped creme, of course)
  • They’re lower in carbs, if you’re watching that sort of thing
  • They are a good source of protein, especially the seeds
  • The seeds are also great for your skin, immune system and mood
And on top of that, pumpkins have a great color (pinks, oranges, etc), look pretty around the home and can be used as art, which we’ll be checking out next weekend! And I don’t know if you heard, there’s a GREAT one that sits comes to the pumpkin patch and brings the kids presents (Linus told me that)! 
So, if you haven’t tried pumpkin for something other than pie, you should! It’s a great time of year to do just that!

There are a TON of great resources around online and off about pumpkins and health! Search them out!

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