Fall is here and soon it will be time for PUMPKIN EVERYTHING! Did you know that pumpkin is high in vitamin A and fiber, and low in calories and carbohydrates?! Check out the website below for a healthy pumpkin soup recipe that includes steps on how to make your own pumpkin puree!  I also love to sneak pumpkin puree into my chili during the fall! Check out one of my favorite pumpkin chili recipes below.  When you pick up a pumpkin to carve this year, be sure to scrape all the insides out and roast the seeds for a low calorie snack. And don’t forget the pumpkin pie…protein shake!! Yum!  Happy Fall Yall!

– Meagan Johnson, PA-C, RD

Resources:

Pumpkin Soup Recipe: http://minimalistbaker.com/simple-pumpkin-soup/

Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/10/crockpot-turkey-white-bean-pumpkin.html

Roasted Pumpkin seed recipe: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/roasted_pumpkin_seeds.html

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie recipe: http://www.skinnymom.com/pumpkin-pie-protein-smoothie/

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