Nutritionist makes pumpkin 'pop tarts' to demonstrate healthy eating

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  • St. Louis (KSDK) - A St. Louis group is raising awareness about healthy eating for children in light of National Nutrition Month.

    BistroKids aims to help schools make healthy meals for students.

    Nutritionist Dr. Kathy Mora shared the organization's recipe for pumpkin 'pop tarts' during Today in St. Louis Saturday.  The recipe is as follows:

    1 cup pumpkin puree

    1/4 cup brown sugar

    1 egg

    2 tsp allspice or cinnamon

    2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (or 50/50)

    1/2 teaspoons salt

    1 tablespoon sugar

    1/2 c. cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

    1 egg, slightly beaten

    1/3 cup ice cold water

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a food processor fitted with the blade attachment, pulse together the flour, salt, and sugar. Add in the butter, and pulse a few times until the mixture is crumbly and resembles coarse meal. Combine the egg and water in a container (remove all ice pieces). While the processor is running, pour the water/egg mixture in and pulse until mixture just comes together.

    2. Pour mixture out onto a floured board and knead a few times to bring all the ingredients together. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 4 x 5 inch rectangles. Place a small amount of pumpkin puree in the center of half of the rectangles, and use a finger to spread water around the edges. Place another rectangle of dough on the top and smooth the edges down to seal in the puree. Use a fork to crimp the edges.

    Bake for 20 minutes or until golden

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