Beth Warren Nutrition Blog

Pumpkin Perfection

by Beth Warren October 9, 2018

You don’t need to celebrate Halloween to think of a pumpkin when you picture Fall fruits (yup, pumpkins are an actual fruit from the squash family). Although quickly discarded as a starchy veggie, the classification shouldn’t deter you from adding pumpkin into your diet.  


First, pumpkin has a ton of vitamin A, with a mere one-half cup contributing 400% of your goal. Vitamin A is important for a healthy immune system and eye, lung and skin health. One-half cup also supplies 10 grams of carbs and 4 grams of fiber (16% of your daily goal) making it a perfect carbohydrate option to your meal. Plus, the added boost of vitamin K, vitamin C and potassium further promote bone, immune and heart health.


Try these top 10 places to incorporate pumpkins in:
    1.    Smoothies
    2.    Muffins
    3.    Cookies
    4.    Oatmeal
    5.    Bread
    6.    Nut Butter
    7.    Hummus
    8.    Lattes
    9.    Soups
    10.    Chicken!


Here’s a #bethwarrenapproved clean treat to try out with pumpkin!

Pumpkin Bread

A delicious healthy pumpkin bread.


1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
2 Eggs
1/4 Cup Of Cashew Milk
1 Can Pumpkin Purée
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 3/4 Cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 1/2 Tsp Pumpkin Spice
Optional: 1/3 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips


Melt the coconut oil
Whisk the oil and sugar together
Add the eggs and whisk
Add the milk, pumpkin purée, baking soda, pumpkin spice and MIX!
Add salt (optional chocolate chips)
Bake At 350 For 40 Minutes

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