Fall is here again and you know what that means: pumpkin flavoured everything! From pies to lattes to breads and more, it seems as if fall is all about celebrating this famous orange squash. Although pumpkin is often associated with dessert, it actually has a number of healthy qualities! Pumpkin is one of the best-known sources of beta-carotene, which is associated with eye health and anti-ageing. Pumpkin also contains fibre, potassium and vitamin C for a well-rounded nutritional profile.
So how can you enjoy the taste and benefits of pumpkin without eating pumpkin pie everyday? View our suggestions below!
Roasting veggies are a great way to bring out flavour and play with spices without nutrition. Try slicing and cubing pumpkin into chunks before seasoning it with whatever you’d like. Some options include garlic, rosemary, and even cinnamon. Then pop in he oven and roast until crisp. Or, roast the pumpkin seeds, which have omega-3 fats, magnesium, and more!
Pumpkin seed oil is derived from pumpkin seeds and makes a great autumn alternative to your regular oils and dressings. Add it to salads, soups, pasta dishes, and more. Its rich, nutty flavour embodies fall while supporting better health and wellness with vitamin A, E, zinc, and magnesium.
In a Smoothie
Sticking pumpkin in a fall-inspired smoothie is a great way to curb your sweet tooth without comprising your health and wellness goals. Simply place some all-natural pumpkin puree into a blender with some bananas, almond milk, cinnamon, and whatever else you like and blend it up! It’ll be like pumpkin pie in a glass, but so much healthier.
What’s your favourite way to enjoy pumpkin? Let us know in the comments below!Tags: BIOVEA, fall, health and wellness, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy living, nutrition, pumpkin, pumpkin oil, pumpkin recipes, pumpkin seeds, vegan, vitamins and supplements