Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Food Fun: A Day Of Pumpkin!

I just made my very first pumpkin puree!  I have shied away from pumpkin recipes because I don't like using canned foods if I can avoid them.  Now that I know how to roast a pumpkin and make fresh organic pumpkin puree, the opportunities are endless!  I decided to take a day and have a little bit of pumpkin at every meal.  It is jam-packed with vitamin A, beta carotene, B complex, calcium, potassium, and dietary fiber.  It certainly makes for a good addition to your balanced diet.  :)

To begin our pumpkin day, I served about a cup of organic slow-cooked oatmeal with a 1/4 C of my pumpkin puree, a drizzle of raw organic honey, and a sprinkling of organic cinnamon.  My daughter LOVED it!

For snack, after eating a banana, I served her some of my first roasted pumpkin seeds.  We tossed them in a bit of melted butter and seasoned them lightly with salt and garlic powder.  It was so easy and fun to show her how to use all parts of the pumpkin!

Along with her lunch, I included some pumpkin yogurt parfait.  I took her organic vanilla yogurt, added some of my pumpkin puree, and served it in layers with my homemade granola.  It was like having dessert with lunch!  She couldn't get enough of it!  :)

Finally, to round out our day of pumpkin, we enjoyed some delicious Spiced Pumpkin Soup.  It was my first time making a pumpkin soup and I was very happy with the results.  We paired it with a fresh kale salad to make a healthy meal.  There you have it.  Our fun day of pumpkin recipes was a success!  My daughter can't wait to do it again!


  1. Fun fun! Love your uses of pumpkin! I'd love to dive right in to that parfait :)

  2. i am obsessed with all things pumpkin! one reason fall is my favorite time of year! i love all your creations!