Raise your hand if you're on the pumpkin-everything-until-January bandwagon.
I'm right there with ya! ;-) If you answered no, first of all, what's wrong with you? Kidding! Or am I? Regardless, you may know someone (like a child, a spouse, a friend) who DOES love pumpkin everything. Here's a super-quick, easy, and healthy recipe that works well as a snack, a dessert, a dip for fruit, mixed into oatmeal, under granola, or on top of yogurt. The kitchen is for creativity! How do you plan to eat this Pumpkin Pudding?
In an earlier social media post, I promised you guys some nutrition facts. I think there's a time and place for counting calories, protein, etc. I don't believe it's for everyone or forever, no matter what your situation is. I'm a strong believer in listening to your body, balancing hormones, reducing stress and cravings, and eventually being able to be so in tune with your own needs, that there's no food journaling or strict tracking needed. That being said, it IS helpful sometime. Example: If you want to start your health journey and have NO IDEA how many calories you take in on a typical day, you may want to track for a few days to get a baseline. Or, as in this case, I created this recipe custom for a client of mine that has Gestational Diabetes. She needed something high in protein, high in fiber, low in carbs/sugar, and wanted it very "pumpkin-y". Haha! So, here you have it...
- 150 Calories
- 8g fiber
- 12g net carbs
- 11g protein
- 1 full serving of veggies
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 4 T peanut flour (a.k.a. powdered peanut butter)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp stevia
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice
1. This is the easy part - mix all ingredients together in a bowl / mug / cute cup. That's it! Enjoy immediately, store in fridge up to 3 days, or freeze and serve at a later date for your holiday party.
Enjoy. In joy. In health!