🎃 Halloween is an old Celtic tradition marking the end of harvest and the summer and the start of winter. ❄️ BUT (apologies, I’m on my soapbox) really what the festival has now come to symbolise is an extraordinary amount of waste (and some might argue greed! 🍭🍬🍫)
🎃 Whilst trying not to take the fun element out of Halloween, instead my top tip for this Wednesday when carving your pumps - don’t waste the fruit inside! It’s being estimated this year 8 million pumpkins will be carved in the UK, with 2/3 of us binning the insides. What a weird and frankly wasteful tradition to buy food just for its skin and just chuck the food away! Parents you are definitely missing a trick, what an easy way to involve the young ‘uns and get some of this great fruit in the kiddo’s! #parentinghacks
🎃The internet is full of recipes with what you can do with the pumpkin pulp, sweet or savoury so no excuses. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/pumpkin
A simple one is steam/roast and make a purée with the flesh, season and add to pasta with some parmesan. Bloody easy dinner. Pumpkin is chocker full of vitamin A in the form of beta carotene. Which literally doesn’t get any better for that winter skin.
🎃 And pumpkin seeds (you’ll need to roast them) are a WEALTH of nutrition. Did someone say #ZINC - lads this little mineral is really great for you as you age
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