Happy Halloween! In case you missed it, here are a few tips and tricks to stay healthy this Halloween.
What is a better time to feature pumpkin puree as my Supermarket RD’s Pick than on Halloween.
Pumpkin is a good source of vitamins A, C, E and the B vitamins and dietary fiber with minerals rich with potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, sodium and zinc.
Now this key is, if you are getting pumpkin puree from a can, make sure it is 100% PURE pumpkin, meaning it is simply one ingredient, pumpkin.
It’s a little tricky when this can is sitting right next to the 100% pure pumpkin on the shelf in the grocery store.
Both looking very similar on the front, don’t be fooled by this pumpkin pie MIX. The mix is a short cut to making pumpkin pie and has all this sugar and flavorings added. Stick to the 100% pure pumpkin for a healthy choice.
Pumpkin puree can be used so many ways and even used to cut back on fats in baking recipes. Below are a few of my favorite pumpkin recipes, that I think you may enjoy as well!
Pumpkin Blender Waffles with Pumpkin Cream
Pumpkin Chocolate-Cranberry Biscotti
Canned pumpkin is one of my all-time favorite ingredients. I use it in pancakes, smoothies, cupcakes, muffins, you name it. I usually stockpile a few cans this time of year, so when the stores sell out, I still have a stash!
Totally agree with Liz – love canned pumpkin puree. Was so sad a few years ago when there was a shortage! I’ve learned my lesson and stockpile like Liz!
You know I’ve never seen the pumpkin pie puree mix! I’ve only ever seen (and bought tons) of the puree pumpkin! Haha!
Good to point this out. Sometimes we reach for items just glancing at the label and I can see how someone trying to buy puree pumpkin might end up with pumpkin pie mix in their cart.
Oh those recipes look great! I love substituting with pumpkin in baking much like applesauce instead of butter or oil. Especially brownies!
definitely, it’s my go-to for baking!
THANKS for featuring my recipe 🙂
I made them for brunch last weekend. To. Die. For.