If you grow your own pumpkins (or even have some left over from Halloween), then it can be difficult to figure out what to do with them. However, it is well worth the little bit of effort to utilize those pumpkins, as they are full of vitamins, nutrients, and anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, and beta-carotene; and not to mention, a great source of fiber!
One of the easiest things you can do with pumpkin is make your own Pumpkin Puree (see recipe below). Use this healthy puree to make pies, soups, or in your baked goods (such as breads or muffins).
And don’t let those Pumpkin Seeds go to waste – pull them out of the stringy pulp, and roast them with a little butter on a baking sheet at 375°F. They take about 20 minutes (but keep checking, as you don’t want them to burn). While they are still warm, season with some coarse salt – and enjoy!