We are celebrating an excellent start to the Fall Season, and there is no better way to celebrate than with easy, delicious, yet totally good for you, foods.

It is Fall, the leaves are turning, the wind is just a little bit crisper, and Thanksgiving is around the corner,  so lets do all things PUMPKIN: Pumpkin pie, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin muffins, Pumpkin soup…All Things Pumpkin.

Here is what you need to know in 20 seconds or less: 1 cup (245 grams) of smashed pumpkin is only 49 calories, a great source of vitamin A, fiber (approx 3 grams), and protein (approx. 2 grams). They taste great boiled, steamed, roasted, and even baked. They have a natural sweetness (approx 2 grams of sugar) which can be a great addition to any smoothie or dessert recipe.

The simplicity of a pumpkin makes it a rather sweet (or savory) treat to any recipe. Best of all, its available year round, not just when the ghost and ghouls, and goblins emerge.

Put down the carving knife, and give your Jack ‘o’ Lantern a try!