Yes, the holidays are over. But canned pumpkin puree is much more than pie filling. Look for a variety with no added sugar or flavor for a low-calorie pick brimming with beta carotene, vitamin C, and potassium. Most of us don’t get enough deep orange veggies in our diet, and the nutrients responsible for that hue can help ward off some types of cancer and improve eye health.
How to use it: Add to smoothies, oatmeal, soups and stews, pasta sauce, and casseroles. Make pumpkin butter to spread on toast.