In honor of the first week of fall, weâ€™re highlighting one of the spoooooookiest foods around. Thatâ€™s right, the pumpkin. Pumpkinâ€™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.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are a delicious snack that you can munch on whenever youâ€™re peckish during the day. If you make them at home, you can spice them up in all sorts of different ways.
Roasted Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pilau
Pilau is a hearty way to get some pumpkin in your diet. If youâ€™re cutting carbs, you can substitute the rice with cauliflower rice.
Pumpkin Chia Almond Butter
If youâ€™re looking for a spoonful of quick carbs, this butter recipe is tasty way to mix things up. Weâ€™d suggest using roasted pumpkin instead of canned.