Fun & Healthy Pumpkin Recipes
Turns out that Pumpkins are not just a Halloween decoration – they boast lots of nutritional benefits!
They’re packed with fibre, which will keep you fuller for longer, and Vitamin A to keep you eyesight in top condition.
They’re also a good source of protein, magnesium, copper, zinc as well as the amino acid tryptophan, which can improve mood and help you sleep better.
So we’ve come up with 2 really easy pumpkin recipes for you to try this halloween weekend!
Recipe 1: Pumpkin Soup with Healthy Croutons
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 425g Pumpkin Puree
- 350g Butternut Squash
- 1 x Onion
- 1 x Garlic Clove
- 10g Wyldsson Italian Tomato Sprinkles
- 1 pint Chicken/Veg Stock
- 1 pint Water
- Make some Pumpkin Puree (see instructions at bottom of post)
- Lightly sauté onion & garlic in a deep pan.
- Add butternut squash,pumpkin puree, stock & water.
- Bring it to the boil, then lower down the temperature & leave it simmer for 30 minutes.
- Use a hand blender to blitz mixture to desired consistency. Add pepper to taste.
- Sprinkle Wyldsson Italian Tomato Sprinkles on top & enjoy!
Serving suggestions: Instead of 1 x pint water, try adding 1 x can coconut milk for a creamy taste.
Recipe 2: Pumpkin & ProMix Muffins
Ingredients (makes 8 muffins)
- 140g Wyldsson Banana muesli
- 30g of your favourite Wyldsson ProMix – ProMix 5 Mulberry & Belgian chocolate works great!
- 3 x teaspoons of cinnamon
- 250g Pumpkin puree (see below for instructions on how to make it)
- Combine banana muesli, your favourite ProMix & cinnamon in a bowl.
- Add in the pumpkin puree & mix well.
- Spoon the mixture into muffin tray or bun cases & place in a preheated oven at 1800C for 15 minutes.
Serving suggestion: Great with a cup of coffee as an elevenses snack!
PS: Both of these recipes use pumpkin purée, which is actually really easy to make…
1. Chop the Pumpkin up into cubes, removing the skin
2. Cover with cling film & microwave for 5 minutes
3. Blitz it in a blender / Nutribullet et voila!