Follow Me to be Healthy – the October #400gChallenge with Joanne and Medhi

Follow Me to be Healthy – the October #400gChallenge with Joanne and Medhi


Many of us are looking forward to
carving a pumpkin for Halloween. This is something a lot of us do every year, young and old. But I wonder: how many of us just take the inside and throw it right away without any thought? So that’s why we’ll be showing you how
to get the most out of your pumpkin – helping you to at least 400g
fruit and veg a day. I really want to do it for our son but I have to admit that I’m really
afraid of jack-o’-lanterns and I don’t like pumpkin. Don’t be silly! No, it’s true – I’m sorry. I really want to do it and I do believe
you, but… Trust me honey, we’re gonna do this. I will prepare you something and you’re
gonna try this okay? Yeah, let’s do it together. You say using most of the pumpkin, but I’m sure we can’t use the seeds? You can use them. Really? How? Pumpkin seeds can be toasted in the oven with a little bit of olive oil and salt
before being added to salads or soups or even eaten on their own as a
snack. Really, like popcorn? Yeah. Pumpkin seeds contain a lot of zinc, a
nutrient which is needed for many different metabolic functions such as
cell renewal. So I just try it? Please, go ahead. That’s good. I love them. It’s a good snack. So what’s next now? Because I’m really hungry, it was just a snack… Pumpkin guts often get thrown away without any thought but squashes are such a versatile veg. You can add them to sweet or savoury recipes. You can roast them on a tray in the oven before blending them in a food processor. …and then it makes a purée, right? Yeah. You can use them on toast, add it to sauces or use it
for a vegetarian filling for lasagna. Shall we put some oil and salt and pepper? Yes please. Okay, I will follow you. And just that in the oven and that’s fine? Yeah. That’s it. Okay. I’m excited. Thank you. Smells really good. Isn’t it too sweet? Despite its sugary taste, pumpkin is really low in calories. Per portion, it only contains 25 calories. It contains a lot of vitamin A and selenium which are both useful for keeping our
immune system working. It’s actually really good. You wanna try? Yeah, I like it. I’m sure our son will love
it. He did like the purée, but he was really afraid of the jack-o’-lantern. So with all these tips, you have no excuse to scrimp on pumpkin carving this year with your kids. Oh and I almost forgot – You can do this with any gourd you like. These recipes work for butternut squash just as well as for pumpkin. So we challenge you to show us your photos on Instagram and tag us on your jack-o’-lantern
pictures. Reach us at #400gChallenge! Come on guys!

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