This blog is about to experience a not-so-hostile takeover. If you know what is good for you, you will run out to the grocery store and stock up on three items: pumpkin, pumpkin, and more pumpkin!
That’s right, folks, it’s that time of year again! We have now embraced the arrival of Fall, and therefore the consumption of all things pumpkin.
We bought a can of pumpkin puree on Tuesday afternoon, and finished it off yesterday evening. Yes, we may have a slight obsession.
But hey, we’ve got to keep our summer glow somehow, so why not just eat enough
orange food pumpkin until our skin turns orange?
Just kidding. 😉
But in all seriousness, we really love pumpkin, and we actually have a list of pumpkin recipes that we’re planning on making. So if you’re not a big fan of pumpkin, we apologize in advance.
To kick off our pumpkin craze, we bring you pumpkin linguini!
This was quit possibly some of the creamiest, most rich-tasting pasta dishes we have ever had! Normally creamy and rich are not the first two words that come to mind when you think of a healthy pasta dish, but we assure you that this recipe is just as healthy as it is delicious!
Because we’re going to be bombarding you with pumpkin recipes over the next little while, we think it makes sense to provide you with some nutrition facts, so you have even more of an excuse to go through an entire can in 1 day…
In one cup of pumpkin, you get 80 calories and 1 gram of fat. 20 g of carbohydrate and 7 g of fiber. It also provides 760 percent of the daily value of vitamin A, 17 percent of vitamin C, 6 percent of calcium and 19 percent of iron
Pumpkin also contains both carbohydrates and fibre, which helps keep your blood sugar stable. (source)
Aannd its creamy and delicious and so versatile that you can literally put it in anything and it’ll taste good! Well, in our opinions, anyways!
So really, there isn’t any reason you shouldn’t try this pasta dish. What better way to take charge of your health than with a delightfully creamy pasta dish? And while you’re at it, why not make pumpkin pancakes for breakfast, drink pumpkin spice teas and lates, and have some pumpkin cheesecake for dessert? That’s right, we’ve done all of these things. Recipes to come! 🙂
Total time: 20min
1/2 of a 375g package of whole wheat linguini (we use Healthy Harvest)
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 c. milk
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
salt and pepper, to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions.
In the meantime, add pumpkin, milk, nutritional yeast and spices to pot and heat it over medium-high heat, stirring frequently so the milk does not scald. Once heated through, stir into pasta and add any desired mix-ins.
What is your favourite fall food? Do you like pumpkin?