Dinner,  Foods For Health,  Lunch,  Snacks

Halloween is around the corner….here’s pumpkin recipes for the whole family!

If you’ve seen my social media posts lately you would’ve seen that I have some pumpkins growing in my garden….YAY!!! So I thought I’d compile some recipes that the whole family can enjoy.

Pumpkins are high in beta-carotene, B vitamins & vitamins A, C, E. Plus also high in iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper & phosphorous. Being high in fibre it’s great for digestion & helps to balance blood sugar levels too. ??

Oh…if you don’t like pumpkin…switch it out for sweet potato!

Roast Pumpkin, Green Beans & Quinoa Salad. 

  • 800g pumpkin, peeled, cut into 2-3cm cubes
  • 1 fresh beetroot, cubed
  • 2Tblsp olive oil
  • 1Tblsp ground cumin
  • 200g green beans, topped & tailed
  • 100g rocket
  • 100g feta, cut into cubes
  • 3/4C slithered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2C cooked quinoa

Dressing

  • 4Tblsp olive oil
  • 1Tblsp sesame oil
  • 1Tblsp tamari
  • salt& pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 200C
  2. Place pumpkin 7 beetroot in roasting pan, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with cumin & toss to combine. Roast for 25-30mins – turning occasionally till veggies are soft.
  3. Combine all the dressing ingredients into a small jar & shake to combine.
  4. Bring some water to boil & cook beans for 3mins. Drain & place in iced water for 1min to stop them cooking, then drain again.
  5. Cook quinoa as per instructions.
  6. Place rocket on platter or serving bowl, arrange pumpkin, beetroot, feta, beans & top with toasted almonds. Pour dressing over & toss just before serving.

 

Soups are a great way to get the veggies into the little ones…simply adjust the spices as needed.

Need a slow cook recipes for when you’re on the run??? Here it is!!

A healthy treat for big & small…Chocolate Brownie with pumpkin?!

 

 

 

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