Pumpkins are popular and widely available this time of year. They make a great breakfast food as muffins or even in pancakes. This versatile fruit is related to squash, taking on different flavors from sweet to savory. The appealing warm color of pumpkins suggests phenolic content, necessary nutrients our bodies require to prepare for winter ahead. Pumpkins are low fat, high in fiber and carotenoids, reducing cardiovascular symptoms. When baking fresh pumpkin, remember to save the seeds. Seeds also offer multiple health benefits in their own right; containing B vitamins, proteins and amino acids for balancing brain chemistry and effectively addressing mood disorders. This recipe demonstrates easy steps for preparing a satisfying and appealing warm meal to jump start the day.
October 29, 2013