Bring On the pumpkin! 🍂

🍂 Don’t Miss Out On This Seasonal Superfood ! 🥧

October means pumpkin season! I love incorporating pumpkin into my diet all year round but especially at this time of year. Pumpkins are like powerhouses for your health. They’re high in…

✨ Beta-carotene (an antioxidant and precursor for vitamin A)

✨ Vitamin C (to support immune health)

✨ Lutein and Zeaxanthin (for better eyesight)

✨ Potassium (for heart health)

✨ Fiber (for detox and digestive health)

PLUS—pumpkins are low in calories, making them a nutrient-dense food to add to your diet. Pumpkins are great added to smoothies, soups, baked goods, and even pizza 😂

What’s your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin? Here are some delicious ways to enjoy pumpkin!

“Pumpkins are low in calories, making them a nutrient-dense food to add to your diet.

🍂 Savory Pumpkin Risotto (DF)

Active time: 40 minutes Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 4


4 cups chicken broth

1 onion

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 cups arborio rice

1 cup white wine

6 fresh sage 1 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

How to prepare
  1. Heat the chicken broth in a saucepan and reduce the heat to low to keep the broth hot.
  2. Peel and dice the onion.
  3. Add the half of the olive oil to a deep-sided skillet or sauté pan and set the heat to medium. Sauté the onion until soft. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add white wine to the rice and stir. When the liquid has completely absorbed, begin adding the chicken broth, one cup at a time. Do not stop stirring. Repeat this process until you’ve used all (or most of) the broth and the rice is tender and creamy-looking, but still al dente, about 15–20 minutes total. During cooking, check and adjust the heat, as needed, to maintain a steady simmer.
  5. Chop the sage leaves.
  6. Stir in the pumpkin, black pepper, salt, remaining olive oil and sage. Continue to cook until the ingredients are well combined.
  7. To reheat leftovers, warm in a pan adding a few tablespoons of filtered water at a time until warmed through and desired consistency is reached.

🍂 Cassava Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Active time: 10 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 24

Ingredients For the snickerdoodles:

1/2 cup palm shortening

2/3 cup coconut sugar

1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup pumpkin puree

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon gelatin

1 1/4 cups cassava flour

For the topping:

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

How to prepare
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Combine all cookie ingredients and mix well. In a separate bowl, stir together cinnamon and sugar.
  3. Form dough into small balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar until very well coated. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to set for at least 5 minutes.

Nutrition Data.