5 Ways to Make Pumpkins a Part of Your Fall Celebration
Posted by Lisa D. on October 18, 2016 in Acuity Focus

For centuries, pumpkins have been synonymous with Halloween and Thanksgiving. But in recent years, a new trend has emerged—pumpkins are now synonymous with the entire fall season! Not only are your coffees and desserts filled with pumpkin-spice goodness, but there are many other ways to incorporate this heart-healthy gourd into the season. Here are five ways you can use pumpkins this fall:


  1. Carve a jack-o’-lantern. This age old tradition started in England with beets to ward off evil spirits. The Irish brought the tradition to America, but learned that pumpkins were easier to carve than beets. Whether you carve a fun face or a full-blown masterpiece, it’s an activity your whole family will enjoy.
  2. Spice up your breakfast. Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast? Add a little pumpkin and you’ll have a fall breakfast for the ages. Try this recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes this weekend!
  3. Protect your heart. Nuts and seeds, including pumpkin seeds, are rich in chemicals that help reduce bad cholesterol and your risk of heart disease.
  4. Get caffeinated. Whether you visit your local coffee shop, a national chain, or make your own coffee from home, a pumpkin-spice caffeinated latte can be just what you need on a cool day.
  5. Bake a pie. You knew this one was coming! What better way to end a delicious Thanksgiving meal than with a pumpkin pie. And don’t forget to add some whipped cream on top!


No matter how you decide to incorporate pumpkins into your fall celebrations, know that it won’t be too hard! 

Lisa D.
Lisa D. has over 14 years of experience in the auto insurance industry, including 12 years at ACUITY. She obtained her P&C license and sold personal insurance for two years before starting at ACUITY, where she focuses on researching new auto coverages, helping with the auto pricing system, and leading auto insurance-related projects. On top of that, Lisa has her Association in General Insurance (AINS) and Associate in Personal Insurance (API) designations. Outside of work, Lisa enjoys cooking, photography, and spending time with her family. The last two go hand in hand, as she takes pictures of her kids every day.

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