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February 8, 2021 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

3 Great Reasons to Eat Canned Pumpkin

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  • pumpkinCanned pumpkin provides the highest concentration of carotenoids of all foods. Carotenoids are special plant-based antioxidants that keep our hearts, eyes, and skin healthy while lowering our cancer risk.
  • Canned pumpkin is fantastic for weight control because it is high in fiber and low in calories.
  • Given its remarkable nutritional firepower, it is a food that is dirt cheap yet quick and convenient to use. Stir it into your morning oatmeal or yogurt and add it to your “healthy” baked goods like corn bread or homemade granola. I always have a can or two in my cupboard!


Berry Vanilla Overnight Oats

Serves 1

This recipe is quick, easy, ultra-healthy, and delicious! Throw together the night before for a zero-prep-in-the-morning breakfast!


1/2 cup rolled Old Fashioned oats

2/3 cup plain, unsweetened soy milk

1/2 tbsp. chia seeds

1 tbsp. canned pumpkin

1 small organic apple, diced

1/2 cup berries

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract


Place oats in a cup, add the soy milk, mix in remaining ingredients, stir, place in fridge overnight! Enjoy the next morning.