Pumpkins are a good source of potassium, protein and iron. So now that you are done with the Jack-O-Lanterns, grab a few and hit the kitchen.
Here is our Easy Pumpkin Puree recipe:
Easy Pumpkin Puree
1 sugar pumpkin
- Halve and de-seed the pumpkin (use a spoon to scrape out seeds and the stringy bits inside)
- Place the two halves skin-side up in a baking pan with about 1-inch of water
- Bake at 425 degrees for 40 minutes (cooking time depending on the size of the pumpkin)
- When the pumpkin is easily pierced with a fork, allow to cool to the touch. Scrape the flesh into a bowl and mash or puree for your baby. Add a bit of cinnamon or brown sugar for a special treat!
If you want to combine flavors, plenty of fruits and vegetables blend well with pumpkin. Our favorite blends:
You can skip the cooking and use canned pumpkin, but make sure you are buying pureed pumpkin and NOT pumpkin pie filling. Using a whole pumpkin has more nutritional benefits, plus the yummy seeds you can toast for a treat for yourself!