Flavors of the Season: Pumpkin

Updated: Jul 15

I am sure you knew this was coming! Pumpkin is very popular right now. But did you know how nutritious it is for you? Medical News today that pumpkin may support a healthy heart due to its fiber, potassium and vitamin C content. Pumpkins are nutrient dense making it a great substitute for butter or oil in recipes. However, make sure to use pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling - which will have added sugars and syrup.

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I hope you are psyched to try pumpkin in a variety of recipes. While I love cooking sometimes I don't have the time to cook everything myself. I was in Costco last week and do you know what I found? Pumpkin & Sage ravioli's! I am making those for lunch and pairing it with broccoli florets. YUM! But I digress.

Below are some really great pumpkin recipes. I am going to have a hard time picking which ones to make so I think I will have to try them all! If you try any of the below, I'd love to hear how you liked them. Make sure to leave me a comment and I'll get back to you!

RECIPES

Pumpkin Nutmeg Dinner Rolls! WOW! This is a yeast based recipe so you need time to be able to get it all together but what a great idea! The recipe says they freeze well. I can imagine serving this with a roast beef or even a roasted chicken. Click here for the recipe.

Pumpkin Granola Bars. Gluten-free and dairy-free, this recipe combines pumpkin puree with oats and all the spices to make you crave this snack on any chilly autumn day. Click here for the recipe.

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Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burgers. This has lunch-time written all over it. This recipe is vegan as it uses a flax egg as the binder. Plus, the recipe states they are easy to freeze. If you are gluten-free or just watching carb intake, serve this over a mixed green salad. The recipe also suggests a chipotle mayo and smashed avocado for toppings. Click here for the recipe.