My top 5 pumpkin & squash recipes
As many of you may already know, pumpkin and squash are two of my favorite fall vegetables. And seeing as fall is just around the corner (the sun is still shining here in New York though! ; )), I thought it might be a good idea to compile my five all-time favorite pumpkin and squash recipes. Did you know that almost every part of a pumpkin is edible? The leaves, flowers, seeds, the oil derived from the seeds, the skin and the flesh can all be incorporated into a variety of dishes. I can definitely recommend including pumpkin or squash in your meals every so often. They’re good for your intestines and keep your blood sugar balanced. Squash and pumpkin are also great for pregnant women – the nutrients they contain are great for the baby’s growth and development and they help stave off fluid retention. (Mens en Gezondheid, 2017).
At the moment, I secretly really do want to start prepping all sorts of fall vegetables like pumpkin, cauliflower and parsnip… What’s your favorite fall vegetable? Let me know in the comments below!
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#1: Pumpkin quinoa curry
Comfort food. It’s my favorite! I love eating warm, hearty dishes out of a bowl, especially around this time of year. I like to make this pumpkin quinoa curry when friends come over. Everybody loves it!
#2: Pumpkin breakfast cookies
Yearning for a quick, but healthy snack for breakfast or between meals? Look no further than these pumpkin breakfast cookies! ; ) You can bake them in no time flat and they make a delicious, filling start to your day.
#3: Sweet pumpkin soup
To me, fall signifies the beginning of soup season. There’s nothing better than a big pot of homemade pumpkin soup. Delicious. And, it’s super easy to make an extra-big batch so you can freeze some for later. Winner!
#4: Pumpkin spice granola
This is one of my favorite Sunday Prepping recipes. I like to make this topping in the fall, as it’s full of spice and pumpkin, which both have a warming effect on the body. Perfect atop your coconut yogurt or homemade smoothie bowl (add link).
#5: Spicy pumpkin smoothie
This delicious, smooth, lukewarm smoothie is perfect for the winter months and is powerfood-proof. It’s full of important nutrients and is super easy to make. Mmm!
Want to know which vegetables and fruit are in season in the fall? Have a look here at my fruit and vegetable calendar. Tip: Print it out and hang it on the fridge. That way you’ll always know which ingredients are in season and ready to be used in your power kitchen. Handy!