Welcome to a new Food Fact Friday! Please welcome Kensey Goebel, Kids Kitchen’s nutrition intern. Kensey attends the University of Texas in Austin. She hopes to work with kids in her nutrition career when she completes her nutrition degree. Stay tuned for more posts from Kensey!
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! From the farmers market, to the grocery store and your local pumpkin patch you are bound to end up with a pumpkin at your house. On top of making fun jack-o-lanterns and colorful Halloween decorations, they are very nutritious as well. Pumpkins are naturally low in calories and fat but pack a punch in vitamins and minerals. They provide high fiber, potassium and vitamin A. Just one cup of pumpkin gives you almost twice as much vitamin A then you need in a day. Vitamin A is great for healthy vision and eyes. This recipe uses a whole-wheat pancake mix to make a breakfast that is quick, and high in fiber and nutrients.