Healthy Pumpkin

Here are some possibilities for healthy pumpkin pies:

This one uses skim milk, Splenda and egg whites with a graham cracker crust:  http://www.food.com/recipe/healthy-pumpkin-pie-48131.

This one is a homemade whole grain crust that uses egg whites and half and half. http://chefinyou.com/2009/10/pumpkin-pie-recipe/.

This one uses tofu with a graham cracker crust: http://www.fitsugar.com/Low-Calorie-Healthy-Pumpkin-Pie-Recipe-2509951.

This one looks like it’s the most diabetic friendly, as it uses Fiber One cereal and Splenda in the crust and sugar free and fat free ingredients in the filling: http://munchercruncher.blogspot.com/2009/10/healthy-pumpkin-pie-recipe.html.

This one is organic, uses a real pumpkin and a homemade whole wheat crust: http://www.organic-gardening-and-homesteading.com/healthy-pumpkin-pie-recipes.html.

And here is a recipe for some healthy pumpkin brownies: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=399550.

I bet this low-fat pumpkin cream cheese would taste good on top of a low-fat brownie mix: http://www.laaloosh.com/2010/10/07/pumpkin-cream-cheese-recipe/. One trick for brownies is to bake them in mini muffin tins. The hard part is limiting yourself to one. 🙂

Have fun! Make a plan for the holidays and stick with it. Maybe even challenge your friends and family to join in. Enjoy the people around the holidays and don’t let yourself fall off the wagon. Don’t overeat, but do allow yourself a treat here and there. Don’t forget to keep an eye on your calories. One day of a few hundred extra calories won’t throw you. But a few days in a row of that might. 🙂 You can do it!! After all, you don’t want to look like a pumpkin after the holidays, now, do you!?

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One response to “Healthy Pumpkin

  1. Pumpkin brownies? Yum!

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