Great Health Tip of the Day: Pumpkin Day

October 26, 2012

Pumpkins!  We carve them and use them as decorations every fall season.  They also make a tasty seasonal treat and are a great way to add some nutrition into your fall diet.  A ½ cup serving contains 123% of the recommended daily intake for vitamin A.  It is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium.

To get your fall dose of pumpkin, try:

  • Adding puree to flavor your oatmeal in the morning.
  • Making pumpkin pancakes.
  • Baking with pumpkin—add puree to cakes, cookies, muffins, and breads.
  • Trying Harmons’ pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
  • Adding fresh pumpkin to chili, stews, pasta sauces, and soups.
  • Making pumpkin soup.