PUMP UP THE PUMPKIN
Info and Recipes To Enjoy Now and Year Round
How we miss our Vegetarian Club from the days we lived in Tennessee! For our last Autumn pot luck, we dined on Pumpkin Ravioli, two different pumpkin soups, my muffins that were extremely popular, along with a number of other great dishes.
What other benefits does eating pumpkin provide?
Good For Feeling Full and Healthy Heart! With only 50 calories for a 1 cup serving, which includes 3 grams of fiber to a) keep you full and b) have a healthier heart! I think we all know that a high fiber diet significantly reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.
Vitamin A For Better Vision! A one-cup serving of mashed pumpkin has almost twice the daily intake of Vitamin A which promotes better vision.
Helps Us Sleep and Feel Happy! Pumpkin seeds are rich in tryptophan, the amino acid responsbile for helping the body make serotonin, which helps us relax and unwind. Some people say that it will even improve our moods … as if the fun of seeing those pumpkins doesn’t already give us a little lift in the happy department.
See? Pumpkins are nature’s trick AND treat!
There are tons of great pumpkin recipes online, but here are three we enjoyed at our Potluck. They are meatless, and zero fat … and DELICIOUS!