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It’s Pumpkin Everything Season

Pumpkin is a perfect fall flavor and helps add vegetables to your day.

Recipes to try:

Pumpkin Waffles

pumpkin waffles

These waffles are perfect for those who can’t get enough pumpkin.  The pumpkin not only boosts the flavor, but also provides additional fiber which will help you and your kids feel fuller for longer.  We suggest making extras to freeze and heat later.

prep time 10 mins

cook time 8 mins

total time 18 mins

What You’ll Need
•  1 cup all purpose flour
•  1 cup whole wheat flour
•  1 3/4 cup pumpkin purée
•  1 3/4 cup light coconut milk
•  2 tablespoons vegetable oil
•  2 eggs
•  1/3 cup brown sugar
•  1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
•  1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
•  1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
•  1/4 teaspoon salt
•  cooking spray
Makes 4-6 waffles
How To Make It

1.  Preheat waffle iron.

2.  In a large bowl, combine your flours, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt

3.  Next, make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and add the brown sugar, vegetable oil, light coconut milk, pumpkin purée and eggs. Mix to combine being careful not to over mix.

4.  Spray your preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and spread half a cup of batter onto the iron. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown.

5.  Garnish with toppings of your choice and enjoy!

6.  Make extra waffles with the batter and freeze. Reheat for a quick breakfast during your busy week!

Healthy Halloween Recipes

Healthy-Halloween-Treats-014-1024x768Orange Jack ‘o Lanterns: Use a black permanent marker to draw a Jack ‘o Lantern face on oranges. Alternatively, you could cut out the shapes on black paper and and stick them on the orange. Either way, you should be sure to wash the orange thoroughly first to remove any oils and residues from the peel.

 

 

 

 

PopcornBagPopcorn Goody Bags:  Stove-popped popcorn mixed with roasted pumpkin seeds (you can either roast your own from a fresh pumpkin or use raw pumpkin seeds)*. You can also toss a few pieces of candy corn into each bag for fun.

 

 

 

 

Fruit Kpumpkin_kabob200abobs in a Pumpkin:  Draw a funny face on a pumpkin.  Put your child’s favorite fruit on wooden skewers.  Poke them into the pumpkin and you have an easy treat for everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more ideas, see this resource from the Center for Science in the Public Interest

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

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