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4 Unique Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

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4 Unique Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

One of autumn’s most beloved foods is the humble pumpkin. This year, try pumpkin and pumpkin seeds in these creative and delicious ways!

One of autumn’s most beloved foods is the humble pumpkin. This year, move beyond snacking on pumpkin seeds and indulging in pumpkin pie—try pumpkin and pumpkin seeds in these creative and delicious ways!

Grind pumpkin seeds and use them in recipes

Pumpkin seeds are packed with protein, healthy fats, vitamin K, iron, and more! Available at health foods stores, they’re also easy to roast at home. Get creative by grinding them up for a nutritional addition to stew or pasta.

Bake it into bread

When it comes to pumpkin purée, it’s also incredibly healthy! Just 1 cup (245 g) of mashed cooked pumpkin contains 11 percent of our daily fibre, 19 percent of our daily vitamin C, and a whopping 245 percent of our daily vitamin A. Wow! Try a little pumpkin purée in your baking, such as these delicious gluten-free Pumpkin Dinner Rolls.

Use it in a smoothie

Smoothies may win the award for the fastest and most delicious breakfasts. This Pumpkin Meets Sweet Potato Smoothie includes cinnamon and nutmeg for a seemingly indulgent depth of flavour, while this Warm Pumpkin Pie Smoothie makes getting out of bed on a chilly fall morning so much easier.

Blend it into a perfect party dip

This harvest-inspired Curry Lentil Squash Dip is ideal for Thanksgiving, or entertaining family or friends. Or, save it all for yourself by snacking at home or bringing it to work for lunch with veggies and crackers.

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