5 Pumpkin Dishes to Try This Thanksgiving
Pumpkin Lover or Not, there’s no escaping pumpkin season
There are those who count down the months, weeks, and days until pumpkin season. And then, there are those who can’t wait until the Pumpkin Spice Latte comes off the menu. Whether you love everything pumpkin or not, there’s no escaping it. But what some of you pumpkin cynics may not know is that there is more to pumpkins than lattes and pie. Pumpkin is actually a nutrient-rich squash that can be cooked, blended, and enjoyed in a variety of dishes. To help you out, we’ve got some unique pumpkin dishes filled with nutrients to give your pumpkin season a twist this fall.
Pumpkins are Rich in Nutrients
We know that pumpkins make great jack-o’-lanterns but what you don’t know is that the inside of your jack-o’-lantern can be a tasty way to get lots of essential nutrients. Pumpkins are a great source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin c, potassium, beta-carotene, and many other essential nutrients. Many of these can be very beneficial to your health. According to a Huffington Post article, “8 Impressive Health Benefits of Pumpkin,” pumpkins may help with weight loss, heart health, and immune function, just to name a few. And like other orange vegetables, pumpkins are a great source of the antioxidant, beta-carotene. This important antioxidant may help combat free radicals and also protect cells from oxidative stress.
*So, instead of tossing out the insides of your jack jack-o’-lanterns this month, use this nutrient-rich squash to create some tasty fall dishes.
Try these unique pumpkin dishes:
Pumpkin Chicken Chili – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Try this new take on chili on a cold fall or winter evening. It’s not too spicy, easy to make, and is full of great flavor.
Recipe by: Civilized Caveman Cooking
Pumpkin Cream Chicken Casserole – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
You might be thinking, chicken and pumpkin? This savory and creamy casserole is sure to be a new favorite during the fall.
Recipe by: Paleomg
Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding – Gluten-Free, Dairy-free, Vegan
Swap out your oatmeal for some chia seeds this fall! Plus, chia seeds are a great source of fiber and omega-3s. This pumpkin pudding will be a great way to get some great nutrition to start your day!
Recipe by: Food & Wine
Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes – Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Keto-friendly
Swap out the grains for some pumpkins for a keto-friendly breakfast. These pancakes are low carb but very filling! Try these out the next time you’re in the mood for pancakes.
Recipe by: Yummy Inspirations
Pumpkin Spice Latte – Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Keto-friendly
No need to head to Starbucks for your Pumpkin Spice Latte fix! Now you can make your own pumpkin spice latte that’s even approved for your low-carb diet plan.
Recipe by: Keto Connect
Make this pumpkin season different this year! Try some new pumpkin dishes and join the pumpkin-loving trend. Don’t forget to get the spices, rubs, and balsamic vinaigrettes you need to make your perfect Thanksgiving dishes our Saveur spices! Visit Youngevity.com.