It’s that magic time of year when the days get shorter and the nights get cooler. The crowds clear out and the campfires get cozier. The night skies are more glorious and the camping meals become more hearty. It’s a perfect time to add some pumpkin to your camping menu.
Not only is pumpkin hearty and soothing, it’s healthy as well. Pumpkin can help protect our eyes, reduce inflammation, and provide us with a healthy dose of fiber. It’s filled with Vitamins A, C, and E. So it’s an easy way to boost the nutrients in your meals by just adding some pumpkin to a meal or two each week.
Some simple ideas you might like to try, and may barely even notice, are adding some pumpkin puree to your pancake syrup. It can make a creamy topping for your flapjacks or french toast.
Add some to your chili, sloppy, joes, pancake batter, or even a stick of butter for toast.
You can make a delicious Pumpkin Soup with some chicken broth, pumpkin puree, cream of chicken soup, evaporated milk, and seasonings. It only takes about 15 minutes and you have a warm and creamy soup to feed your hungry campers on a cool Autumn afternoon. Add a loaf of crusty bread and some fresh fruit and you’re good to go until dinner time. They won’t even know how many vitamins they just consumed and you don’t have to tell them.
Fall is the time for settling in a snuggling together with warm food and good company. Adding some veggies like pumpkin will boost your immunity for the coming winter months and taste good as a bonus. You can’t argue with that. We hope you’ll join us for Fall camping. It truly is a magical time of year. Pack your hoodies, jeans, and soft, fluffy socks. You’ll love it.
You can find the recipe for Pumpkin Soup and more tips about the benefits of adding pumpkin to your diet at 14 Pumpkin Recipes for Fall Camping