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Canned Pumpkin

Every week I’ll suggest a new, healthy food. Your job is to try it at least once during the week.

I may suggest a food you’ve never heard of before or one you haven’t eaten in a while. I may even suggest a food you think you don’t like. Make a point to try it anyway. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll like it this time.

Food of the Week Oct 13, 2014:  Canned Pumpkin

DON”T mistake this for canned pumpkin pie filling…that’s TOTALLY different!

Did you know canned pumpkin is one of the only canned foods that has no added sugar or salt?!

Plus it’s low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol and sodium. It’s also a good source of vitamin E, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and copper, and a very good source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and manganese.

Try canned pumpkin this week: stir into cooked oatmeal, blend with vanilla protein powder + unsweetened almond milk + pumpkin pie spice, stir it into sugar free vanilla pudding, or use as a thickener in soup.

These are some favorite pumpkin recipes: