Pumpkin (Spice) Bandwagon

Pumpkin (Spice) Bandwagon

 

Well, here I am jumping on!

It’s that time of year when all thoughts turn to hiking in a sea of reds, oranges and yellows.

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And football (Go Hawks!), new crop apples and all things pumpkin.

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I am not immune, especially when you can find a pumpkin-this and pumpkin-that around every corner. On sale at your favorite store and mentioned in every other post on Facebook.

Are you are wondering why someone would want to eat so much pumpkin (besides the fact it’s so yummy)?   Well as long as you don’t pile in too much sugar, it packs a nutritional punch.  Fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium, vitamin K and E, magnesium, potassium and a host of other minerals can be found.  See all those electrolytes??

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I usually use canned pumpkin but you can also buy those yummy sugar pie pumpkins, roast them up and then puree for a real “from scratch” taste like the Eat Your Way Clean does over on their blog.

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Whether you are a pumpkin (spice) lover or haven’t really gotten into the hype yet, here are a few recipes I have already posted that use this delicious gourd (spice or no).

GF Pumpkin Spice Porridge

GF Pumpkin Spice Granola

Paleo Hummus

Pumpkin Curry Sauce

You can also find some great recipes here that I have tried before and LOVED.

Pumpkin Almond Butter

Pumpkin Truffles

Pumpkin Fudge

Pumpkin Custard

Paleo and Gluten Free Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

Four legged friends deserve good nutrition, too.  My family loved receiving these for their furry family members at Christmas.

Pumpkin Oat Dog Biscuits

Don’t be afraid to add pumpkin to your diet more often (even year round!).

Pumpkin on!

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How do you love to use pumpkin?

 

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