Pumpkins: Holiday Superfoods | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman


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Transcript:
Hey, I'm Keri Glassman here with some quick and simple tips to help you feel just a little
bit better. Food is pretty much what the holidays are all about for many of us. I know for me
this time of year just wouldn’t be the same without at least two or three large meals
with some specific dishes, like turkey, stuffing, and my sister in laws sweet potatoes! But
is it possible to get through the holidays without abandoning all healthy options? It
turns out many traditional holiday foods are superfoods, so stock up on those this season!
And, of course, choose the holiday recipe that calls for these foods in the healthiest
manner. Today, we're talking about pumpkins. Pumpkin is loaded with antioxidants including
vitamin A and it’s high in fiber and low in calories. And it’s not just for pie!
Try adding pumpkin to plain yogurt for a snack, a whole wheat muffin recipe, or buckwheat
pancake batter for a holiday breakfast. You can make pumpkin ravioli, add pumpkin to your
traditional pasta sauce or make pumpkin soup. Search around online until you find the pumpkin
recipe that’s right for you! So remember: Holiday meals can be huge and hearty while
still benefitting your health, which will definitely make you feel just a little bit
better.