Halloween is over, but you may still have a pumpkin or two hanging around. Pumpkins aren’t just for decor. The pulp and the seeds can be made into an array of different recipes. So before you put your pumpkin in the compost, think about all the yummy things you could make from it. We have even provided some great recipes!
Pumpkins get their bright orange color from beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that supports the immune system, promotes healthy skin, and may even reduce cancer risk. Continue reading “4 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes”
Most mornings can be chaotic, but when Halloween lands on a school day, it is even more so. Watching the joy in my kids faces as they see their costumes transform them into what they had imagined makes it all worth it. I, along with everyone at Village Green Apothecary, would like to wish all the trick-or-treaters a very safe, fun and happy Halloween.
Here are some tips to ensure that your little ones have a fun and memorable time.
1. Only go to houses that have lights on.
2. Never eat any candy before it is thoroughly inspected. Continue reading “Happy Halloween from Village Green!”
Happy Halloween! The last few days around our house have been spent carving pumpkins and roasting seeds. Although most people compost the insides of the pumpkin, I say save them and use it to make this great hummus. It makes a great snack, while you are handing out candy!
Pumpkins contain a rich supply of beta carotene and alpha carotene. Loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, you’ll get a mouthful of potassium, magnesium, selenium, and lutein in every bite, plus a good dose of vitamins A, C and E.
There are many healthy benefits of pumpkins. Continue reading “Snack Today: Pumpkin Chickpea Hummus”
I feel it wouldn’t be October without a pumpkin recipe. (There may be a few more in the weeks to come.) I have been making a similar one with overripe bananas all summer, but since it is fall, I thought why not try with pumpkin! They were a hit with my kids and perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or thrown in a lunch box for an afternoon treat.
You won’t miss the flour, oil, or sugar in these flourless muffins. Both bananas and pumpkins provide so much sweetness that you don’t need any other added sugar. Okay… maybe a handful of chocolate chips.
They also provide protein, thanks to almond butter, but you can use any nut butter you like. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Flourless Pumpkin Muffins”
How do you control yourself from raiding your kids’ treat bags from last night? With your own treats of course! These oatmeal pumpkin bites will satisfy that sweet tooth and I bet your kids will like them, too. The best part is that they whip up in a few short minutes.
Pumpkins contain a rich supply of beta carotene and alpha carotene. Loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, you’ll get a mouthful of potassium, magnesium, selenium, and lutein in every bite, plus a good dose of vitamins A, C and E. For this recipe, choose a sugar pumpkin, and not the ones you carved for Halloween! Continue reading “Snack Today: Oatmeal Pumpkin Bites”