Pumpkin Dip and Crackers

Put your pumpkins to use this fall—other than displaying them on your front porch.

Pumpkin Dip and Crackers
Jamila René Lepore, MS, RD/N

It’s the season for pumpkins, which are filled with vitamin A and the plant chemical lutein; both are beneficial for keeping your eyes healthy. Lutein is found naturally in your macula (the center of the retina) and needs to be replenished regularly. Make sure to use canned pumpkin puree without any added sugar, and serve with your favorite whole-grain crackers.

Recipe and photo by Jamila René Lepore, M.S., R.D.N. of No Nonsense Nutritionist.

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Prep time

5 min.

  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Add salt to taste.

Taste test with a cracker.