How can I incorporate pumpkin? into a healthy diet?
I want to incorporate pumkpin into my diet in the healthy way. What can I do with pumkin, besides making pie and bread!
Recipies or quick healthy ideas would be great!
Okay -- let me clarify a little... I DON"T wanna make bread, pie, muffins, etc...what I want to know is what do I do with the actual pumkin meat, not the seeds.
- 1 decade agoFavourite answer
I do a pumpkin soup with crumbled blue cheese and garnished with pumpkin seeds.
- HMFanLv 71 decade ago
Any recipe that uses squash would be valid (pumpkin soup is really good) and I know that some people eat spaghetti squash like spaghetti, complete with sauce and parmesan cheese. Try doing a websearch for "pumpkin recipes." You could probably incorporate canned pumkin into puddings (that's what pumpkin pie actually is) and milkshakes (or a healthy soymilk equivalent).
- 1 decade ago
Pie and bread are not healthy. Make pumpkin seeds, some sort of mashed pumpkin dish or pumpkin chips.
- 1 decade ago
I find, as a baker, to use pumpkins, bananas, or low fat yogurt help to moisten the cake or pastry in general. It's definitely the easiest and HEALTHIEST alternatives to adding more butter or oil.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Make a homemade vegetable soup with meat stock and add both pumpkin and potatoes .
- Mrs. MLv 51 decade ago
weight watchers has a great recipe for pumpkin muffins, you might check their website.
- Sugar PieLv 71 decade ago
Pumpkin & Date Scones
½ cup sugar
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp. salt
1 large egg
1½ cups chopped dates
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 cups S/R flour
1. Preheat oven to 425ºF and spray baking pan w/ nonstick cooking spray.
2. In medium bowl, combine first 4 ingredients. Beat with mixer, then add egg, beating well. Add dates and pumpkin, mixing in at low speed.
3. Gradually add flour, beating at low speed until mixed. Batter will be sticky. Press evenly into a scone pan, or pat into a circle and cut triangles, place on bakign pan.
4. Bake at 12-15 minutes.
--Tea Time, Nov/Dec 2006
Libby's Pumpkin Smoothie
Yield: 6 servings
1 3/4 cups (15-z can) LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin, chilled
1½ cups (12 fluid-oze can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, chilled
1½ cups orange juice
½ cup (1 small) sliced banana
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
Ice cubes (optional)
Ground cinnamon (optional)
PLACE pumpkin, evaporated milk, orange juice, banana and sugar in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Sprinkle each glass with cinnamon, if desired.
--Dallas Morning News
Cut up, de-seed, and peel one 4-5 lb. Fairytale Pumpkin. Place in 2 gallons water and cook until soft (1-2 hours).
Combine 1 Tbsp. each: salt, pepper, garlic powder, corriander, cumin. Add to soup.
Combine 1/2 cup vegetable base with 1/2 cup hot water and add to the soup.
Whip, blend, and mesh until smooth. Presto! Pumpkin soup!
Spicy Pumpkin Dip
1½ cups canned pumpkin puree
1½ cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 Tbsp. tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 clove garlic
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp cumin
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor, process pumpkin and chickpeas until fairly smooth. Add remaining ingredients to food processor and process until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.. Serve with pita chips.
Makes 3 cups