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Sponsored: What To Do with Leftover (Canned) Pumpkin

Sponsored: What To Do with Leftover (Canned) Pumpkin

Canned pumpkin is an excellent source of beta carotene (vitamin A) and fiber so if you have extra cans of 100% pumpkin around, don’t let them go to waste and don’t think you just have to use them to make a pie. Here are a few ideas of what you can do with canned pumpkin.

• Pumpkin quick breads, scones, muffins or cookies

• Soups or add to chili 

• Parfaits or smoothies 


Pumpkin Nog Smoothie

  • 1/3 c. canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 c. egg nog
  • 1/2 c. milk (or plant-based beverage)
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp grated cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. ice cubes. 

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Sweeten as desired. 

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Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian



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