Fun Pumpkin Health Facts For Halloween and Thanksgiving

October 25, 2012Leave a reply
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Did You Know These Pumpkin Health Facts?

The holidays are here and the sweet smell of pumpkin is in the air. Pumpkins are a fun holiday that treat that we tend to take for granted all but two months out the year! Check out this fun and festive holiday inspired infographic about pumpkin health facts. What a unique and delicious fruit! Many thanks to Carrie Jesse for these fun pumpkin health facts and Dana Jones for the artwork!

Fun Pumpkin Health Facts For You!

Fun Pumpkin Health Facts For Halloween and Thanksgiving


How to Eat Pumpkin:

1. Pick a pumpkin to eat.
There are many pumpkin varieties but they aren’t all tasty. Look for pie pumpkins at your local grocery store. They’re meaty and sweet. Choose a pumpkin without any bruises or soft spots.
2. Decide how to prepare it.
Pumpkin is great for holiday meals. Try roasting it like you would butternut squash or pureeing for soups and breads. (Remember to scoop out the seeds.) Pumpkin is a delicious treat no matter how it’s prepared.
3. Cook you pumpkin & enjoy!
Try Pumpkin Chili (recipe below) or roasted pumpkin. Cook at 350 degrees for 90 min. Serve with fresh whole wheat bread & enjoy with friends. Holiday meals are best shared!

Healthy Pumpkin Recipe: Pumpkin Black Bean Chili

Ingredients:
Olive oil
1 white onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, diced
1-2 jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced*
1 package ground turkey
0.5t cayenne pepper*
0.51t cumin*
0.5t black pepper*
1 15 oz. can pumpkin
1 14.5 oz. can low sodium chicken or vegetable stock
1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium avocado
(*To dial down the level of spice/heat in this dish, adjust or even omit the jalapenos
and spices to suit your taste buds. Additionally, feel free to add a dash or two of sea
salt.)

Directions:
1. Heat olive oil in medium-sized pot.
2. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeno and cook 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the turkey and spices and cook until meat is brown.
4. Add the chicken/veggie stock, beans, and pumpkin.
5. Mix thoroughly and reduce heat to low. If the mixture is too thick, add water.
6. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
7. Top with avocado slices/chunks and serve.


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