There’s a reason pumpkins are so popular. Not only do they inspire creative carved sculptures, decadent desserts, and soothing stews, but they can also be blended into your beauty routine for healthier skin. Pumpkin is high in many nutrients th... Read more
Halloween marks the beginning of a two-month season packed with parties and desserts—now that's scary for anyone who is trying to manage his or her weight. Beyond the fun-size (and therefore calorie-controlled) candies of Halloween, s... Read more
Fall is as good a time of year as any to re-evaluate your weight-loss goals and plans. But before you know it, Halloween brings the focus to candy and treats that may be tempting you to fall off the health wagon. One indulgent day of Halloween treats... Read more
Children aren't the only ones getting all dressed up for Halloween. Your favorite candies and cookies are also donning orange and black wrappers and jack-o-lantern frosted faces. And they don’t wait for you to find them! These seasonal favo... Read more
Ginger, pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, chocolate, peppermint. The favors of the holidays are comforting and are the perfect end to a wonderful family meal. These recipes include nutrition-packed ingredients that turn holiday favorites into healthier treat... Read more
It's that time of year again! That Post-Halloween time where I have a big zip lock bag full of pumpkin seeds...
But, I'm having a hard time finding any good nutritional information for unshelled pumpkin seeds. I eat the entire seed, shell and... Read more
Hello and Happy Harvest season! 471
I love pumpkins and all the ways they can be utilized. This year I would like to focus on the different ways they can be used for good tastin' healthy foods.
Any suggestions/tips will be greatly appre... Read more
I have one weakness and that's my flavored coffee creamers. It never occurred to me before that I could make it but a few months ago I stumbled on a homemade (but still fairly high in calories, fat and sugar) recipe for a different flavors of creame... Read more
Looking for anyone that has recipes for healthy versions of cake breads as I call them (banana, pumpkin, rhubarb/strawberry ect) Looking for something with whole grains and very little, if any, sugar added. Would be nice if it used mainly rolled oats... Read more
I'm finding really inconsistent information about pumpkin seeds. How many calories are there in 1 T of pumpkin seeds? (Not the roasted ones, but the ones you would buy in a bulk store next to, say, sunflower seeds.)... Read more
Just check the label: no salt, no sugar, no flavorings or preservatives. It's just 100% Pure Pumpkin YIPEE!Slather some pumpkin mixture on wheat bread and mic with 1 wedge of Laughing Cow light vceamy swiss cheese & a slice of Bordens Fat Free Chees... Read more
This time of year, pumpkins are aplenty. In lattes, breads, bagels, and even cream cheese, that globular orange squash makes an appearance. As soon as the first cool wind blows away the memories of summer, people race to the supermarkets for cans of... Read more
Whipped cream-laden Thanksgiving pie notwithstanding, pumpkin has a healthy nutritional profile, with more than 200% of our RDA of Vitamin A, plus about one-third of our daily Vitamin C and nearly one-quarter of our fiber requirements. And it has jus... Read more
Ok, so I did some more baking this weekends. My pumpkins from my garden are getting ready and the few apples from our apple tree needed to be picked since we had a freeze warning last night (26 degrees this morning).
All day yesterday I seeded... Read more
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