Instead of wondering how to carve your pumpkin this year, maybe you should consider how to cook it! This bright orange squash contains ample nutrients and health benefits, and tastes pretty good, too. Pumpkins are packed with beta cerotene, which helps improve immune function and reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. One cup of cooked pumpkin has only 50 calories and three grams of fiber, and the seeds contain ingredients that promote prostate growth. You can prepare pumpkin in much the same way as any winter squash. They can be cut into chunks, peeled, roasted, and dressed with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pumpkin seeds can be roasted in the oven with a bit of olive oil and your favorite spices. Yum!