let’s all take a brief moment of silence in honor of national pumpkin day
…[nope not yet]…
…[okay that’s good]…
second only to national coffee day
, this is a pretty big deal. because not only is this orange-hued sweet squash super-yummy, but it packs a nutritional punch to earn its ranks on the list of top superfoods.
beta-carotene for healthy peepers, vitamin k to battle nasty cancer, and fiber to fill your tummy. but don’t skip the seeds: they pack protein, magnesium, potassium + zinc! try my go-to protein-packed pumpkin + spice muffins for a quick + healthy anytime treat. got little gremlins at home? this recipe is super kid-friendly.
few options to tweak:
not a fan of stevia? sub-in 2 tablespoons raw honey instead.
- top muffins with raw pumpkin seeds to add some crunch!
- choose protein powder with < 5g sugar per scoop.
- make a few batches ahead, freeze + then grab for an anytime snack.
- since they’re high protein they’re perfect pre/post-workout, or even for a little nighttime treat to curb cravings!
i’m literally taking mine out of the oven right now. bonus: your home just smells heavenly for hours! perhaps i shall celebrate this healthy halloweenish holiday by pairing it with our fitlosophy-approved punkin’ spiced latte
night night my pretties,