Pumpkin Deserves Love and these Healthy Recipes will Make you a Believer
Pumpkin deserves love when it brings healthy to the table. With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s no secret that pumpkin spice and candy are on everyone’s minds. However, some of our favorite treats are often packed with added sugars and other unhealthy ingredients.
For a better way to embrace our favorite fall food holidays, here are some healthy fall recipes created by Chef Anthony Stewart from Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa.
Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes – Recipe from Chef Anthony Stewart, Pritikin Longetvity Center +Spa
1 pound Yukon Gold Potatoes Quartered
1 pound Calabaza Peeled, Seeded, and Cut Into Large Chunks
1 Cup Sour Cream, Fat Free
In a large pot, cook potatoes and calabaza in gently boiling water until tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Drain in a colander.
In a large bowl, mash potatoes and calabaza with a wire whisk. Add sour cream and mix well.
Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus Dip – Recipe from Chef Anthony Stewart, Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa
15 Ounces Garanzo Beans, Cooked and Drained
¼ Cup Lemon, Juiced
1 Tablespoon Garlic, (Fresh) Minced
1/8 Cup Parsley, (Fresh) Chopped
¼ Bunch Dill, (Fresh) Chopped
1 Cup Sweet Potato, Roasted and Peeled
1 Dash Tabasco
1/8 Teaspoon White Pepper
½ Cup Celery, Chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Wrap a scrubbed, rinsed and sliced sweet potato in aluminum foil and bake for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until soft.
Allow potato to cool.
Puree all ingredients together in a food processor.
Add water if hummus is too thick.
Serve with sliced vegetables.
About the Pritikin Center
Pritikin’s health resort is nestled in a private enclave, a gracious work of Italianate architecture, and is surrounded by 650 acres of tropical paradise in Miami. Amenities include swimming pools, five championship golf courses, tennis courts, and meditative labyrinths.