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is pumpkin healthy

is pumpkin healthy? the reason i am asking is because my 22 month old just ate some and loved it.

i didnt have all the things to make a pie.so intead i just put it in a pot a boiled it with some water,brown sugar,nutmeg and cinnamon.once it came to a boil i lowered the heat and cooked until it got to a stewy like texture.then i let it cool,took one tablespoon pumpkin and mixed with one tablespoon applesauce,and fed to my toddler.and she loved it!
i am sure ,someone out there has done this at some point,but this is a first to me.and i am proud,because i made do with what i had and made a simple treat that all 3 of my kids loved and ate every bite!

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Gods_Girl1979

Asked by Gods_Girl1979 at 12:43 PM on Nov. 5, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (15)
  • Yes, very.
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 12:43 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Very healthy! Pumpkin is actually in the squash family....
    Anna92464

    Answer by Anna92464 at 12:44 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Yes, of course.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:44 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • see, you learn something new everyday, i did not know it was a squash!
    Gods_Girl1979

    Comment by Gods_Girl1979 (original poster) at 12:45 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • i turned my pumpkins into cookies. so i guess it depends on how you make it. (lol)
    noel1978

    Answer by noel1978 at 12:45 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Pumpkin is great!
    Aqua_Jen

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 12:46 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Yes! It's all the sugar we add to pumpkin dishes that can make it somewhat unhealthy, but it's packed with vitamins and good stuff. I still LOVE pumpkin pie...I don't care if it's bad. ;-)
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 12:47 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I heard pumpkin has a lot of fiber in it so good for you. My girls all love it. Other ideas are pumpkin cookies or even pumpkin pancakes which you 22 old month old might enjoy
    momindiana

    Answer by momindiana at 12:49 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Great thinking!
    Pumpkin is actually healthy for you and it's really great that your kid likes it.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:49 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Pumpkin is soooooooooo good for you!
    littlestar85257

    Answer by littlestar85257 at 12:58 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

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