3 Ways To Guilt-Free Get Yo Pumpkin On!!

by Allen Gil October 30, 2014

3 Ways To Guilt-Free Get Yo Pumpkin On!!

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It’s that season!

These fall sensations are super healthy – a cup of cooked pumpkin is only 50 calories...

but will keep you feeling full due to high water and fiber content!

It’s a great option for people who like to eat and feel satisfied!

Here are a couple of ways you can enjoy pumpkin itself!

(And not just the spices usually associated with them – not that I have anything against your Pumpkin Spice Latte!)

1. Pumpkin Pudding!

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• 2 cups Nonfat Vanilla Yogurt
• 1 cup Canned Pumpkin
• 1.5 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
• Fat Free Cool Whip (or whatever whipped cream you like)

Whip together the yogurt and pumpkin in a large bowl, then add pumpkin pie spice to taste and mix well.

Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for an hour or until you’re ready for this deliciousness.

Spoon 1/2 cup servings into bowls and top with a dollop of Cool Whip.

This recipe makes six 1/2 cup servings that come in around 60 calories each.


2. Low-Fat, Low-Cal Pumpkin Bars!

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For something that takes a little more work, check these out.

Better than pie! And this recipe makes 36 servings!!!


• 6 egg whites
• 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
• 2 cups pumpkin
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 cup whole wheat flour
• 1 cup oats
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1 tablespoon sugar


Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and set aside. Combine other ingredients. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir or beat until like cake batter. Spray 15/11 pan.

Pour batter into pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until center is done.

I haven’t made these, but they look so good!

3. Kaddu!

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Lastly, if you just want somebody else to make you something and you’ve got an adventurous spirit, find an Afghan restaurant and order yourself some Pumpkin Kaddu (sometimes called Kadoo or Kadu Bouranee), with or without the meat sauce.

This is my favorite pumpkin dish of all time!

A little spicy, a little sweet, and all pumpkin!

To continue the healthy cookin', check this out: Paleo Pumpkin Recipes: The Top 25 Easy Paleo Pumpkin Recipes for Gluten-Free Holiday's Treats: Healthy Lifestyle and Traditions (Top 25 Easy Recipes Book 1)

Allen Gil
Allen Gil


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