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Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

The Caregiver Space and Savor Health decided to share our favorite healthy pumpkin recipes with you!

Jonah, Development Director from The Caregiver Space, loves these healthy pumpkin muffins. He assures you they are packed with flavor and hard to stop at just one!


Pumpkin Muffins with Crystalized Ginger
Serves 12
  1. 1/2 cup crystallized ginger, roughly chopped
  1. 3 1/3 cups flour
  2. 2tsp baking soda
  3. 1 tsp cinnamon
  4. 1 tsp nutmeg
  5. 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  1. 1 cup canola oil
  2. 4 eggs
  3. 2/3 cup water
  4. 2 cups pureed pumpkin
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Thoroughly mix dry ingredients, in a separate bowl whisk together wet ingredients.
  3. Stir and combine wet and dry ingredients, pour in crystallized ginger bits and mix.
  4. Grease muffin tins and sprinkle with flour.
  5. Fill tins 3/4 full with batter and bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
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Aimee Shea and I, oncology registered dietitians from Savor Health, often recommend this simple, easy to prepare, and nourishing soup to their cancer patients during the Fall season. It is a warm, comforting recipe packed with beta-carotene and fiber and is great for those experiencing mouth soreness or an uneasy stomach during the holidays.

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Soup
  1. 2 tbsp olive oil
  2. 3 cups pumpkin puree
  3. ½ cup diced onion
  4. ¼ cup diced celery
  5. ¼ cup diced carrot
  6. ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  7. 1 carton (4 cups low sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth)
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  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrot until softened.
  2. Add broth and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in pureed pumpkin and cinnamon and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Puree soup with an immersion blender or transfer to a blender to blend until smooth
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve warm. May garnish with fresh thyme or rosemary or add some heavy cream for additional calories, if desired.
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Jessica Iannotta, MS, RD, CSO, CDN

Jessica is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in oncology nutrition (CSO). She studied nutrition at Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. She obtained her Master's degree through the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Jessica has worked in inpatient and outpatient oncology settings since 2001 in the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Jessica is in charge of all operations including clinical and culinary operations ranging from menu development to evidence-based website content, relationships with registered dietitians and social workers and developing processes and protocols for intake, management and outcomes analysis of patients.

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