Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthy Pumpkin Treat
Add it to your favorite foods
(HealthDay News) — Pumpkins are a sure sign of fall, but they’re good for more than carving on Halloween. Pumpkins add flavor to foods, and they are a good source of potassium and vitamins C and A.
Try these pumpkin recipes, courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
•Blend fat-free milk, pumpkin, frozen vanilla yogurt and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon to create a healthy pumpkin smoothie.
•Make pumpkin pancakes by adding canned pumpkin or fresh-cooked pumpkin to your favorite pancake recipe.
•Bake healthier muffins and breads by substituting 1/4 cup canned pumpkin in place of egg.
•Make pumpkin soup by combining mashed, cooked pumpkin with fat free low-sodium chicken broth, evaporated fat-free milk, onion and nutmeg.
•Make homemade pumpkin ravioli by stuffing shells with canned pumpkin and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Try this fabulous Pumpkin Cream Cheese recipe from Mayo Clinic: