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4 ways to use a pumpkin, soup isn’t one of them.  

It’s pumpkin season, but this nutritious vegetable can do more than just be turned into a soup. Pumpkin is a great low carb option that is rich in Vitamin A and antioxidants to help promote healthy skin, hair and keep the immune system strong. It’s smooth texture and slightly sweet taste warms up any dish. Try out these 4 ways to get the most out of your pumpkin.

But we do have a great pumpkin soup recipe if that’s what you are after.

 

Roast the seeds

How often do you cut up a pumpkin and throw away the seeds? Chances are almost always. Next time you are using a pumpkin, simply pick the seeds out, rinse them and then bake them in the oven until crispy. Tip: add herbs and spices for an added punch. Use them as a snack or sprinkle them onto of dishes for a serving of healthy fats.

 

Replace your potato mash with pumpkin mash

On a low carb diet? Or just after something more exciting than the typical mash. Swap out your potatoes for pumpkin.

To give it a go, cut the pumpkin into cubes and boil in water. Once cooked, drain out the water and mash. To make it extra creamy add in some ghee or grass fed butter.

 

Sneak it into baked goods

Sneaking vegetables into healthy treats such as muffins and cakes is all the rage lately and we definitely aren’t complaining. Anything to add to your daily dose of vegetables is a yes from the team at power 5!

Get some inspo and try our low fodmap brownies. Just swap the sweet potato for pumpkin

 

Roast and freeze

Roasting pumpkin in bulk is a great way to add it to meals throughout the week. Pumpkin is a great addition to many dishes such as risotto, stews, curries, pasta dishes or even just as a side dish.

Cut your pumpkin into cubes and then roast in the oven. Let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight container and freezing.

Have a sweet tooth?  Frozen pumpkin is a great substitute to bananas in a smoothie. Pair it with cinnamon for a taste of autumn. Additionally stir it into your morning porridge.

 

Do you have any other ways to use pumpkin? Let us know in the comments below


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