Carving out a spooky face on this squash comes with the territory during the Halloween season. Adding a good slice of pumpkin to your nutritional pie, however, adds far more to your life than just a Halloween scene. Pumpkins are exceptionally high in nutritional value, and they’re low in calories too.
Pumpkin nutritional value
When you’re making this month’s meal plan, consider the nutritional value contained in a serving of pumpkin. You may be surprised to find that this humble squash is an excellent source of protein and fibre, while giving your body a boost of antioxidants too. Pumpkins also contain high levels of beta-carotene and potassium. Notably, pumpkins also contain a good dose of Vitamins A, C, and E.
Putting a little pumpkin into your meal plan makes good nutritional sense, so we’ve collected our top pumpkin recipes, for you and your family to enjoy this Halloween:
For breakfast, we recommend shaking things up a bit with these Pumpkin Pancakes. For lunch, skip the usual slice, and make this Pumpkin Bread instead. On a chilly evening, you can enjoy this creamy Pumpkin Soup. And, of course, end off your day with a slice of this wholesome Pumpkin Pie. We also recommend these ideas for adding a little pumpkin to your family’s nutritional pie:
- Creamy Pumpkin Sauce (great for pasta dishes!): https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/245025/creamy-pumpkin-sauce/
- Pumpkin Hummus (perfect with slices of pita): https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/pumpkin-houmous
- Pumpkin Risotto (a super quick and easy meal): https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2556635/pumpkin-risotto
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