My friend from high school, Sarah, recently got in touch with me about her love for all things healthy. She has shared with me some of her favorite pumpkin recipes. These ones happen to be spicy! Adding spice to your food will make it more flavorful without adding extra calories, and some research suggests that spicy foods with capsaicin may help you eat less and may have other health benefits as well (ranging from an aid in arthritis to cancer prevention).
Did you know that pumpkin seeds are packed full with manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, and zinc? Pumpkin seeds also contain healthy monounsaturated fats (heart healthy) and phytosterols which research shows may help lower cholesterol.