Pumpkin Week Roundup

Pumpkin Week Roundup

We have a column called Do It Better. It’s a post that talks about a common event that can be a nutritional landmine for kids and families. Think birthday parties, road trips, a night at the movies, etc. You get the idea. Situations or places that lend themselves to having you go down a sugary road. SPC believes kids need to be kids but if it’s the fourth weekend in a row with a birthday party you may want to try and do it better. So we like to offers tips to side step these landmines. We haven’t had an edition of the column lately. (Ceri, Please add that to our To Do list. You know the one? With a million things on it!) However, you could look at this post as one. We have five dishes here that all receive one tiny tweak—the addition of pumpkin. By adding the vegetable to these meals, you increase its antioxidant resume. Full of vitamins A, C and E, pumpkin has a nutritional edge as well as the bonus of great flavor. Let us know what is your favorite.

Pumpkin French Toast is exactly as it sounds. It’s so delicious but what you probably couldn’t guess is that it doesn’t take more time than the average French toast due to the use of canned pumpkin. However, the added benefit from pumpkin’s vitamin A is a big plus.

Turkey Pumpkin Chili is a favorite of longtime SPC followers. It’s also a dish that freezes brilliantly.

Pumpkin and Sage Cannelloni is another great dish that freezes well and boasts that benefits from an unexpected dose of pumpkin.

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese looks like the kid’s favorite dish thanks to the orange hue. However, you’ll  love the health benefits of the dish. And everyone will love its yumminess.

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