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It’s that time of year again, when our favorite fall fruit takes center stage. But beyond jack-o’-lanterns and the ubiquitous pie, there are a host of creative ways to make use of these great orange orbs.
In recipes, you can substitute peeled pumpkin cubes for potatoes, yams, or carrots. You can also steam, roast, or microwave chunks of pumpkin, then purée the flesh, and serve them the way you would mashed potatoes. Or, you can simply try one of these seasonal suggestions.
1: Get Your Granola On:
Gluten-free and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar, Purely Elizabeth Pumpkin Cinnamon Granola tastes like a bowl of cozy autumn goodness.
2: Make Pancakes & Waffles:
Made with real pumpkin and organic spices, Simple Mills Pumpkin Pancake & Waffle Mix uses almond flour to make a grain-free, Paleo- friendly batter.
3: Baby Your Skin:
Those seeds you scoop out when carving your jack-0′-lantern? They’re one of the key ingredients in Mad Hippie Cleansing Oil, which gently cleanses and removes makeup for softer, brighter skin.
4: Nourish Your Hair:
Acure Ultra Hydrating Shampoo pairs omega-rich pumpkin seed oil with hair-smoothing argan oil for super-soft, shiny hair. Try the conditioner too!
5: Supplement Your Diet:
NOW Pumpkin Seed Oil is rich in heart-healthy fats, minerals, and antioxidants, including anti-inflammatory polyphenols and carotenoids. Uses include prostate and urinary health and hair loss prevention.