Decorating a pumpkin for Halloween but unsure what to do with your leftover pumpkin? Or just fancy trying out some pumpkin recipes for the occasion? Food blogger Safrina Nishad has four quick and easy ideas.

When pumpkin carving or decorating, avoid food waste by using every part of the pumpkin. From the pulp to the seeds – it’s packed with fibre and vitamins, making it the perfect seasonal ingredient to cook with this autumn. Whether you feel like wholesome pumpkin porridge for breakfast or the ultimate post-workout pumpkin green smoothie – here’s how to make the most of the Halloween favourite…


1. Pumpkin porridge

Start your day with this wholesome pumpkin porridge, topped with blueberries and dried mango slices.

Pumpkin porridge

2. Green pumpkin smoothie

Make this filling pumpkin, banana and spinach green smoothie for the perfect post-workout snack.

Pumpkin smoothie

3. Pumpkin pie granola bites

Make a big batch of these spiced granola bars to share with friends and family at tea time (or Halloween party!).

Pumpkin granola

4. Pepitas (toasted pumpkin seeds)

Save the seeds from your pumpkin to make these crunchy maple and paprika pepitas that are perfect salad toppers.

Pumpkin seeds


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