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Sponsored: Uses for canned pumpkin

Question: What Can you do with a Can of Pumpkin?

Answer: please note that I'm referring to 100% pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling, which is pre-sweetened.)

Here are 10 easy ideas on what you can do with canned pumpkin—beyond making pumpkin pie—to take advantage of that beta carotene (vitamin A), vitamin K and fiber.

• Stir into mashed potatoes for a pumpkin potato mash.

• Combine with waffle or pancake batter to make pumpkin pancakes or waffles.

• Use in smoothies along with milk, banana, protein powder (or non-fat dry milk powder) and sweeten with honey, a non-caloric sweetener or maple syrup. 

• Use canned pumpkin to make a soup 

• Add to dogs food.

• Make pumpkin protein bites

• Make a pumpkin dip or spread by combining pumpkin with cream cheese and honey and pumpkin pie spice.

• Stir into hot oatmeal and add walnuts and your choice of sweetener

• Mix with plain or vanilla Greek yogurt ( add a sweetener if desired) and top with walnuts or pecans. 

• Use to make muffins, bread or scones.

Need more ideas? Check out the Ingles Table recipes on www.ingles-markets.com like Michael McMurtrey’s Spicy Coconut Pumpkin Soup and more on this Food Network site 

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian

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