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Fall Pumpkin Keto-Friendly Recipe

  • Keto-friendly fall pumpkin

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs organic pumpkins
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh organic parsley
  • 4 oz. hazelnuts
  • 2 tsp dried organic rosemary or dried organic thyme
  • ½ lb manchego cheese
  • 10 oz. leafy greens (organic)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 300°F (200°C).

Slice the pumpkin into wedges, around 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick. You can peel off the skin with a sharp knife or just leave it on and peel after serving.

Brush with oil on both sides. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place them in a pan and bake for an hour or until the pumpkin wedges get soft.

Chop the nuts roughly with a knife and combine with chopped parsley, shredded manchego and rosemary or dried thyme.

Remove the pumpkin from the oven. Spread the herbs and nuts on top.

Serve with leafy greens and a splash of olive oil or a dressing of your choice.

Tip!

Manchego is one of Spain’s best-known cheeses, made of ewe’s milk. It has a slightly sour nutty-buttery taste. However, if you don’t have manchego, feel free to use any other cheese you have access to. How about some cheddar, bleu cheese or feta?

Keep in mind that nuts are heat-sensitive, so they should not burn.

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Super See Smoothie

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This tasty delight is packed with nutritional goodness and perfect for those who are always on the go.

Start to finish: 5 – 10 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients (use organic ingredients only)

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ cup cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½-1 cup unsweetened, unflavored coconut or almond milk

Instructions

  • Put the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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Heavenly Hummus

  • Heavenly Hummus

Enjoy this creamy delight with some of your favorite chopped veggies, as a spread or even in a fresh salad.

Start to finish: 20 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients (choose organic ingredients if possible)

  • 1½ cups cooked garbanzo beans
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor, except the oil, and blend until combined.
  2. With the food processor still running, add the olive oil little by little, until well combined and smooth.

Didn’t think it was that easy to make your own healthy hummus, did you?

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