Pumpkin

pumpkinPumpkin! 

Tis’ the season.  Pumpkin is chock full of healthy goodness.  Protein, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium… While the real deal is significantly better, I do use canned pumpkin puree once in awhile just for convenience.  If you choose to do this, make sure the only ingredient is pumpkin. Furthermore, I encourage you to be mindful of pre-packaged pumpkin treats and drinks.  It it pumpkin spice latte time.  In case you were curious, HERE is the nutrition information for the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. Make good choices when deciding upon which pumpkiny beverage to choose from.  Treats are ok….once in awhile.  If you choose to imbibe, perhaps you could order a small instead of the largest size.  Maybe ask for only 1 pump of syrup.  I guess I just encourage you to be mindful of what you’re about to comsume. 

If you’re looking for some healthy ways to enjoy pumpkin, there are a TON of clean recipes online.  I searched “Paleo Pumpkin” on Pinterest which resulted in a plethora of recipes.  Cookies, muffins, pancakes, smoothies, pie….all Paleo.  Read through the recipe very critically.  Is there a sneaky sugar hiding in there?  What kind of flour?  Is there dairy?  There are so many fantastic recipes out there.  Just be smart.

With the cooler weather approaching, I hope to post more recipes on my blog, especially the ones with pumpkin.  HERE is one of my cold weather favorites.  Vitamin A Bisque. 

Here’s to the end of summer and the start of Autumn. 

Happy eating, my friends.    

Thanks, Paleo Cupboard, for posting that fantastic picture to Facebook.

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