Do you recall watching “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” each October? I do! It was almost like the “kick-off” to the autumn season.
Soon after the first (of many) showings of this half-hour movie, we would be raking leaves into a pile and then, of course, jumping in them!
Don’t you just love the crunching sound that leaves make in the autumn as you intentionally stomp through them? I do!
I also love pumpkin and all of its mighty health benefits and yummy taste!
Let’s take a look at the great pumpkin, shall we?
Pumpkin (or) carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, orange bell peppers.
They contain: Alpha carotene, Beta-carotene, fiber, vitamins C and E, potassium, magnesium, pantothenic acid.
Servings: ½ cup most days
Benefits: reduce the risk of cancer, heart health, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, prevents free-radical complications of diabetes.
Bring on the pumpkin! How about in Pumpkin Quinoa Soup!