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7,121 10/24/13 9:38 A
I am slightly obsessed right now. I've already made a baked pumpkin banana oatmeal, and I have a pumpkin barley soup and pumpkin pasta planned on the menu for next week. I've also made pumpkin butter, pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin scones.
Fitness Minutes: (74,443)
3,293 10/22/13 5:08 P
My pumpkin patch went WILD this year, so I have tons of organic, heirloom pumpkin. I know lots of tasty things to do with it, but almost all of them involve baking/carbs, so while they are healthy, they are not dietary. Into the freezer the pumpkin has gone! I eat the pepitas as soon as I butcher the pumpkin--love those!
One thing I did try which worked well was putting pumpkin puree into tomato bisque. I used it to replace butternut squash.
I tried using Splenda to make my tried-and-true pumpkin custard recipe, and it just did not turn out well. The taste was...off...and so was the texture.
Fitness Minutes: (84,906)
2,489 10/22/13 12:13 P
I eat pumpkin all year round.
Pumpkin mixes really great with peanut butter! I make a mix with PB and pumpkin (about 2 parts pumpkin to 1 part peanut butter), pumpkin pie spice or just cinnamon, maple syrup or brown sugar. I use it as a dip for apples, French toast or crepe filling, topping for yogurt parfait or overnight oatmeal.
You can also make pumpkin mac and cheese, pumpkin muffins or bread (with peanut butter!)
I discovered this Thanksgiving French toast breakfast treat with leftover ham:
A 80 cal thin rye/wheat bread slice. 40g of lean leftover ham 30g of apple slices (the original recipe calls for apple butter) 10g of light cheddar cheese (shredded) 1-2 tbsp. pumpkin puree mixed with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and 1/2 tsp brown sugar/splenda blend
dip in egg or egg whites
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 10/22/2013 (12:14)
Fitness Minutes: (15,715)
426 10/22/13 10:05 A
Pumpkins are my favorite! I love pumpkin spice tea. Another favorite of mine is pumpkin pie smoothies (which can be super healthy if you avoid adding a lot of sugar). Also, hollowed out and roasted pie pumpkins as soup bowls.
Fitness Minutes: (2,295)
200 10/22/13 9:08 A
Roasted pumpkin seeds are a great snack! Also pumpkin soup... If you would like to splurge on a not SO bad for you treat... pumpkin, fat free cool whip, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1 box of fat free jello cheesecake pudding mix, and cinnamon sugar on top... makes a great dip!
Fitness Minutes: (1,945)
1,177 10/22/13 8:59 A
Recipes would be great!
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14 10/22/13 7:44 A
I am in need of easy soup recipe? anyone? I have 2 fresh pumpkins at home and no idea what to do with them...
I found a recipe in my local paper for "pumpkin and barley risotto" - with barley taking the place of the usual rice... with chunks of roasted pumpkin or other winter squash stirred in. I am sooo going to try that....
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