by The Episcopal Church Medical Trust Health Partners
This fall, don't overlook pumpkins as a source of nutrition. Pumpkins are loaded with vitamin A and fiber, and low in calories. So don't just buy canned pumpkin for pie; keep it in the pantry to whip up a quick, homemade pumpkin recipe like the one featured below.
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 can (8 ounces) pumpkin puree – (or you can make your own puree by roasting a small pumpkin and whipping the flesh in a blender or food processor.)
- 1 cup unsalted vegetable broth
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup fat-free milk
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 green onion, green top only, chopped
In a large saucepan, heat 1/4 cup of the water over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Don't let the onion dry out.
Add the remaining water, pumpkin, broth, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the milk and cook until hot. Don't boil.
Ladle into warmed individual bowls and garnish with black pepper and green onion tops. Serve immediately and enjoy.
Nutritional analysis per serving
Serving size: 1 cup
Sodium: 241 mg
Total fat: 1 g
Total carbohydrate: 12 g
Saturated fat: < 1 g
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Monounsaturated fat: < 1 g
Protein: 3 g
Cholesterol: 1 mg
Adapted from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/ and www.webmd.com
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Mon, October 29, 2012
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