Saturday, November 5, 2016

Pumpkin Recipes

It is that time of the year when pumpkin takes center stage, but if you are losing weight there are a few things you should know.

1. Pumpkin Pie Mix is Loaded with Sugar
A typical 30 ounce can of Pumpkin Pie Mix contains 17 grams of sugars. This will certainly get start revving up the Fat Truck. A better alternative is to use pumpkin puree and add your own spices and a sugar substitute. Some suggestions are: pumpkin spice, cinnamon, salt, ground ginger, ground cloves, etc.

2. Pumpkin Pie Mix has More Calories Then Pumpkin Puree
One-third cup of the pumpkin pie filling has 80 calories; whereas a ½ cup of pumpkin puree has 50 calories. Where do those extra calories come from? The added sugar-of course!

3. Pumpkin is a Fibrous Carbohydrate!
At Achieve Weight Loss we teach categories of foods. The beauty of teaching categories is it allows you to customize your menu choices. Pumpkin, which is a type of winter squash, can be enjoyed in many ways since Fibrous Carbs can be eaten with any of the other 5 categories of foods in Achieve Weight Loss.

4. Pumpkin Seeds can be a snack
One handful of hulled pumpkin seeds are a snack. Pumpkin seeds are also a great source for the mineral zinc.

Since pumpkin is such a versatile food, we have created some great tasting recipes to be enjoyed this time of the year. In the download are great pumpkin recipes for smooths, pancakes and cupcakes which can be used as snacks or meals. We hope you enjoy them as you enjoy this great time of the year!

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