Check out this video for a sweet treat to make tomorrow that’s healthy and delicious!
Here are the pumpkin facts from the previous Wacky Wednesday if you missed it;
It is that time of year again…all things Pumpkin! It is more than a decoration for carving; it can be used in a variety of ways in the kitchen and has some great health benefits as well. No I’m not talking about a pumpkin spice latte or a pumpkin donuts although I do understand the appeal to these things! I would rather get the benefits of pumpkin in its super food form in some fun recipe ideas.
So what are the health benefits of Pumpkin? Well it has a huge amount of immune boosting beta carotene which is also good for eye health as well as many other vitamins. 1 cup of canned pumpkin contains 80 calories, 1 gram of fat, 7 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein. Try adding some canned pumpkin to your morning oatmeal with some cinnamon and nutmeg or make a pumpkin pie protein shake with vanilla protein, canned pumpkin, oats and vanilla milk. For a dessert treat try out my banana pumpkin ice cream.
Pumpkin seeds are an excellent snack and great way to get in some healthy fats and protein which helps to stabilize blood sugar when eaten as a snack during the day.
Stable blood sugar means weight loss if you’re trying to lose.
1 ounce of pumpkin seeds is a good serving in which you can get plenty of magnesium ,zinc and potassium. They are great eaten on their own or added on top of oatmeal or in a homemade trail mix or granola mix.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Cheers to healthy eating!