Pumpkin is one of the most versatile fruits and, of course, a fall favorite. This autumn staple is used for decor, fun activities like picking or carving, and recipes! Best of all? It’s good for you! Pumpkins are low-calorie and packed with vitamin A, vitamin C (boosts immunity), and antioxidants. It has even been proven to improve eyesight and promote weight loss! Pumpkin can be found in everything from drinks to dessert, so here are a few ways you can add some extra pumpkin to your diet this fall season.
It’s just that simple! Add some pumpkin puree to your risotto in a pan along with spices and any veggies you want. Top it with chicken or even a maple-glazed omelet for your protein!
Similar to the risotto, add some al dente pasta to your pan of pumpkin sauce, with an olive oil and broth base, and make sure to save some pasta water to thin it out. Add sage and parmesan to make it even more delicious – and fancier. Or even make it into a vodka pasta!
Are you craving a pumpkin spice latte, but don’t want to drive to Starbucks? Make your own using pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. You can barely taste the difference, and you save money!
Okay, I was skeptical at first too, but hear me out. You know those sugar or pie pumpkins you see at the grocery store? Cut one into slices like a cantaloupe, season the pieces with olive oil, salt, and rosemary, and put them on the grill. After a few minutes you have the perfect side for your dinner. Might be seeing grilled pumpkin slices at Thanksgiving this year!