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I am a full time mummy to an amazing but tiring little toddler of 19mths. We live with faithful daddy, and our 2 cats and 1 puppy. I also work part time as a nurse, and predominately work with children with learning disabilities. I am interested in losing weight, dieting and fitness, and have managed to lose 2 stone since May 2011. I also enjoy reviewing products, especially within the children and weight loss areas.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Pumpkin recipes!

Well, this week I thought I would add my two favourite recipes that use pumpkins, in case you have any left over pumpkins from halloween...

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds (we used all the seeds from one average sized pumpkin)
1 tbsp of soy sauce (this can be increased/decreased as required for the amount of pumpkin seeds you have)

1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Wash all the pumpkin seeds and allow to dry.
2. Place on a baking tray, and cover with the soy sauce.
3. Bake for about 10 minutes, checking and turning regularly.

Calorie content (per 2 tbsp serving) 152 calories.
Fat content (per 2 tbsp serving) 12g.

Pumpkin Soup

600g pumpkin, roughly chopped
Onion, diced
1 tbsp of tomato puree
1 vegetable stock cube
1 tsp curry powder
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Salt and pepper

1. Place onion, pumpkin, tomato puree, curry powder and garlic into a large pan.  Cover with vegetable stock.  Then boil, and simmer until pumpkin is soft.
2. Remove of the heat, and once cool, liquidise.
3. Place back into the pan, and re-heat adding salt and pepper to taste.

Calorie content 55 calories.
Fat content 0.4%

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