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New Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin

My family enjoys pumpkin-flavored foods, but I keep making pumpkin pie and pumpkin bars. I know those recipes are high in calories. Do you have any new ways to enjoy pumpkin?
New Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin

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Pumpkin is very nutrition. It is high in fiber and vitamin A (for healthy skin and eyes). Here are several ways to add pumpkin to your diet:

  • Try canned pumpkin in place of part of the fat (butter or oil) in recipes such as banana bread.
  • Replace part of the fat in brownie or muffin recipes with canned pumpkin.
  • Try making a savory pumpkin soup.
  • Mix pureed pumpkin in your next batch of chili for a fun fall flavor.
  • Create a pumpkin parfait by using canned pumpkin, vanilla yogurt, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of walnuts or chocolate chips.
  • Mix up your Saturday morning breakfast routine by making pumpkin pancakes or waffles.

Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Featured in Food Wise November 2016 newsletter (PDF)


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