The holidays are approaching, and we need to stick with our healthy diet. We need to eat healthy food. In addition to the costumes that we choose and care of with great care every year, there is also decorating the home and preparing and various cakes and dishes. I will write you a few recipes that I think will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Pumpkin | Halloween
Pumpkin is an annual plant, lying down. Angular tree with forks, covered with sharp hairs 10mm thick on average. The leaves are with long stalks, large, five-lobed, and overgrown with sharp hairs. The flowers are large, unisexual, yellow and the male flowers are solitary or are more collected n the axils of the leaves, and the females are solitary. The flower stalk is slightly extended below the female flowers. The coronal leaves have grown to half. The fruit is a large berry, spherical or cylindrical in shape, yellow, white, or orange in color.
It is native to America but widespread throughout the world. The pulp of the fruit and seeds are edible the pulp is rich in water, fiber, protein, and vitamins and is used in certain diets most often heat-treated. The seeds are rich in fatty oil, protein, and minerals. Rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids that increase the body’s energy, improve the health of the reproductive organs, and provide a beautiful appearance of the skin, as well as the better function of the central nervous system and brain. It can be used to prepare both salty and sweet dishes, it can be eaten raw, stewed, baked, fried, and freshly squeezed juice has an extremely beneficial effect on the body.
Pumpkin contains carotene or provitamin A, vitamins C and B groups- B1, B2, B3, but also niacin, folic acid. Most of the minerals are potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and iron, as well as many oligo and microelements. It also contains more than 60% of unsaturated fatty acids and is rich in plant proteins. It also contains pectin, cellulose, as well as other plant fibers, which makes it easily digestible. There is almost no fat because 100 grams of pumpkin contains only 30% calories. People who want to lose weight are recommended to consume pumpkin daily.
Healthy Cooking for Halloween
Since many households use Halloween pumpkin for decorations we will write about some pumpkin recipes the cheapest, the healthiest, and fastest recipe for pumpkins is:
- (cheapest) Wash the bulges with a toothpick forehead surface of the pumpkin put it on a baking sheet and bake for 20/30 mins at 200degrees depending on the size of the pumpkin.
- Pumpkin in slices. Wash the outside, cut into slices, arrange on baking paper and bake at 200 degrees for about 40 mins. You can sprinkle hot with sugar or honey and serve. It can also be used to prepare meals and cakes
- Diced Pumpkin with water butter. Peel a squashed pumpkin, cut into cubes, spread it on a coated baking sheet, sprinkle with melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Bake the at the same temperature as Pumpkin slices (200 degrees) for about 30mins
Acan of pumpkin puree of 1, 15 oz
2 eggs,1/2 cups of coconut milk,1/2 A cup of honey,1 tablespoon of cinnamon,1 teaspoon of nutmeg,1/8 teaspoon of salt,
Combine in a food processor. Pour the filling into the almond pie crust, bottom pie crust:
1 cup of almond flour,2 tablespoons of coconut flour,1/2 cup of butter fed grass,1 tbsp(tablespoon) of maple syrup,1/2 teaspoon of sea salt,1 egg>
Combine all the ingredients for the pie crust and the mould for the bowl or pie glass to prepare for the filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12, once after adding the filling, bake at 350 degrees for 45mins. Allow it to cool, then refrigerate for 2hrs to set.
Creamy Pumpkin soup:
Peel a pumpkin, grate it and slice it.
Wash the parsley and celery, cut it into smaller pieces and add to the mixture. Simmer for fifteen mins. Add water to the mixture, cover, and bring to the boil. When it’s done boiling cook for another 20 mins. Add salt to taste
Whilst soup is cooking, cut the bun/ pastry into cubes. Place them onto a grill pan and heat with constant stirring and turning. Be careful not to burn the bun/pastry, when they get a golden color put them into a bowl and serve with the soup. Remove the soup from the heat and strain it. Do not throw away the liquid!! Chop everything with a stick mixer again with the liquid. Return to the stove and stir while heating to obtain a creamy mixture. While still hot, pour the soup into a plate and serve it. Enjoy your meal with one cup of coffee or tea and I recommend you read the post about apples.
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