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Praise For Pumpkin

Gina Flores
Caregiver Advocate | Shield HealthCare
10/27/11  11:49 PM PST

The American Dietetic Association says, “Don’t just carve that pumpkin, eat it too.”  Did you know pumpkins provide a good source of vitamin A?

Consider these tasty ideas for your left-over or canned pumpkin:

  • Pumpkin smoothie:  Mix together pumpkin, fat-free milk, frozen vanilla yogurt (or substitute crushed ice instead of frozen yogurt) and a dash of cinnamon in a blender.
  • Pumpkin pizza: Sauté pumpkin and your other favorite veggies, then place on whole-wheat pizza crust drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and your favorite spices.
  • Pumpkin oatmeal: Add fresh cooked or canned pumpkin to your morning oatmeal.
  • Pumpkin muffins/cookies: Add fresh cooked or canned pumpkin to your favorite muffin or cookie batter.

More  healthy recipes and nutrition tips are available at eatright.org



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