This Halloween, don’t even think about tossing out the guts of your carved Jack-o'-lantern. Pumpkin is a fun and healthy alternative to the season’s ubiquitous candy offerings, and there are plenty of enticing recipe ideas to put those pumpkin innards to good use.
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with protein, fiber, zinc, iron, and magnesium—as such, they add a nutritious punch to any meal. Here are just a few ideas for dressing up your food with pumpkin seeds:
…Give me something healthy to eat?Is Halloween candy a trick or a treat? With Halloween around the corner, it’s hard to avoid the temptation of that tiny Snickers square or the small bag of bright orange candy corn. Consuming small portions doesn’t feel as bad as eating an entire bag of candy in one sitting, but those small candy package calories do add up.
There is nothing better than, and nothing that can get me going in the morning like a great cup of coffee, and I know many other people who would say the same. Though I’ll occasionally order mint tea to make myself feel healthy and to appear sophisticated, it is actually the White Chocolate Mocha from Café Pergolesi or Almond Cappuccino from Lulu Carpenter’s that I am always secretly craving. And though both of these concoctions are both dripping in sugar, which is, admittedly, not so great for my body, I console myself with the fact that coffee isn’t as bad for us as it’s made out to be.
Until recently, I had very little reason to ever think about gluten—or the fact that there are many people who cannot eat it. But this all came to my attention when I asked a friend what sort of baked good she would like for her upcoming birthday, and her only request was that it be gluten-free.