~P U M P K I N 🎃risotto~Pumpkin is usually famous around this time of year for use in pies, cookies and lattes, but I love it more as it’s true form -- a superfood! One cup of pumpkin (when bought in a can that says 100% pumpkin) has seven grams of fiber, three grams of protein, one gram of fat, and contains only 80 calories. Plus, canned pumpkin is packed with vitamins and provides over 50 percent of the daily value of vitamin K, which may reduce the risk for some types of cancer. When used in cooking, pumpkin creates a cheese-like creaminess that is perfect for those avoiding dairy, like myself. Stir about a cup of it in to rice and pasta dishes towards the end of cooking to get these amazing benefits. Suggested spices to go with savory pumpkin dishes: nutritional yeast, sage, thyme, rosemary, basil, oregano, sea salt and black pepper.