Calorie-Free Pumpkin Indulgences
Looking for a gourd that makes you gorgeous, inside and out? Look no further than pumpkin, which is packed with antioxidants and vitamins that beautify skin, hair and more. You can eat it or slather it on - whichever you choose, the results will have you giving thanks! Add a handful of roasted pumpkin seeds to your trail mix or sprinkle on top of salads for a crunchy, zinc-rich snack. For the blemish-prone, getting lots of zinc in your diet can help ward off breakouts. Bake up some pumpkin-y treats like breads, soups and cookies. Small, sugar pumpkins and other sweet varieties are perfect for baking and easy to handle. Just cut in half, discard stems and scoop out stringy pulp. Save seeds for roasting. Put the halves face down in a shallow baking dish and cover with foil. Bake at 375 degrees for about 90 minutes for a medium-sized pumpkin.