Perfect Pumpkin Recipes

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | October 31st, 2013 | 1 Comment
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: antioxidants, cooking, diet, Halloween dishes, Halloween Pumpkins, jack-o-lantern, Low Calorie, Low-Cal, Mashed Pumpkin, nutrition, pumpkin, Pumpkin Chips, pumpkin hummus, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin pudding, pumpkin puree, Pumpkin Recipes, Pumpkin Seeds, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin yogurt, pumpking yogurt, recipe, roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Sara Ryba, the firm

by The FIRM nutrition expert Sara Ryba, R.D., C.D.N.

In past years, I felt bad throwing out our Halloween pumpkins, especially if they were still in good form. So last year I decided to use them for delicious post-Halloween dishes. Pumpkin has an impressive amount of vitamin A and other valuable antioxidants. Plus, it’s low in calories and sugar. Check out the nutrition info below, then enjoy these three pumpkin-themed recipes!

Fun with Fall Vegetables

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | October 14th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: food, in-season, pumpkin, year-round

If you already miss the plump tomatoes, bright cherries and armloads of fresh herbs that filled the farmers’ markets this summer, don’t worry. With fall’s cool weather comes a whole new crop of fruits and vegetables to try. In particular, I love the variety of fresh apples, and I adore roasted squash and root vegetables — so easy and comforting.