When eating with the seasons, we not only enjoy foods that are at their nutritional peak, but also less expensive, better for the environment, and taste great. Fall always conjures up images of delicious squashes and gourds - so easy and fun to prepare for the kids. Pumpkin, a type of winter squash, is particularly high in vitamins, minerals, and cancer fighting carotenoids. On your next trip to the grocery store - forget the canned variety of pumpkin. Harvard research studies have been conducted recently that link diets including canned foods with high levels of BPA, a human carcinogenic. 

Try this quick and easy idea for a roasted sugar pumpkin and  you will never resort to the canned version again.
Cut a sugar pumpkin in half, scoop out seeds and rub with sunflower oil - roast cut side down in a shallow roasting pan for 45 minutes or until flesh is tender. Mash each half with fork within the shell and dot with cranberries for eyes,nose and mouth to create jack-o-lantern face.