Pumpkin Puree vs. Pumpkin Pie Mix

Supermarket RD's Pick
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.
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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.
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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!

IMG_3923-2Pumpkin Pie Chia Mousse

Pumpkin-Waffles-7339Pumpkin Blender Waffles with Pumpkin Cream 

pumpkin-2Bchoc-2Braisin-2Bbiscotti-2B3Pumpkin Chocolate-Cranberry Biscotti