In honor of the first week of fall, we’re highlighting one of the spoooooookiest foods around. That’s right, the pumpkin. Pumpkin’s have ridiculously low caloric value and are an excellent source of Vitamin A. Pumpkin seeds are even better for you. A cup of pumpkin seeds contains no cholesterol and provides 12g of protein, as well 42% of your daily magnesium (we love magnesium around here) and 11% of your iron.
Pumpkin seeds are a delicious snack that you can munch on whenever you’re peckish during the day. If you make them at home, you can spice them up in all sorts of different ways.
Pilau is a hearty way to get some pumpkin in your diet. If you’re cutting carbs, you can substitute the rice with cauliflower rice.
If you’re looking for a spoonful of quick carbs, this butter recipe is tasty way to mix things up. We’d suggest using roasted pumpkin instead of canned.