Think beyond pies and jack-o-lanterns.
All hail The Great Pumpkin! The pulp of this fall favorite is dense with vitamins A and C, and its tasty seeds, called pepitas, are rich in phytosterols, which may help to lower cholesterol. With all the health benefits of pumpkins, don’t they deserve to be more than a craft project that rots a few weeks later? Check out Eat + Run blogger Keri Glassman’s recipes for roasted pepitas, pumpkin spread and roasted pumpkin, plum and pecan spinach salad.