Annessa’s Just One Thing: Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Today’s health tip is brought to you by Registered Dietitian Annessa Chumbley.

Annessa tells us there are many uses for pumpkin other than a pie!

“To me, pumpkin puree is like a vitamin in a can – it’s super healthful for you. Plus its ready-to-use; you don’t even have to cook it. In 1/4 cup of pumpkin you’ll find all of the vitamin A you need in a day, antioxidants, vitamin C, iron, and calcium; plus 2 grams of filling fiber – all for just 25 calories. Just one thing this week:  add a spoonful of pumpkin to just about anything – your morning oatmeal, vanilla Greek yogurt, even a bowl full chili. Or my favorite way to use it – added to a smoothie. Pumpkin is such a convenient way to add a spoonful of health to your kids’ diet!  I’ll be showing you this pumpkin pie smoothie and many other recipes using a spoonful of pumpkin this week on my Facebook page at Annessa Chumbley, RD.”

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