Thursday, November 8, 2012

No-Crust Pumpkin Pie

The holiday season always sends my on a quest to find the best recipes that won’t sacrifice flavor and at the same time won't be loaded with hidden calories. I have been able to find some delicious low-carbohydrate variations that will satisfy everyone's palate for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.

This year I will post a series of great calorie-saving recipes and tips throughout the holidays to help you understand what calories hide in the food you eat and what you can do to eliminate weight gain throughout this special time of year. I believe the most important thing to do in order to avoid holiday weight gain is to educate yourself. You must know the impact of the foods you are eating. It’s dangerous to haphazardly eat anything in front of you and if you do, you should expect to gain weight. On the other hand, if you go into the season armed with the knowledge of how many calories are in some of the most popular holiday foods as well as how long it will take to burn off those additional calories, you may decide to do things differently this year.

Let’s start with a quiz:
How many calories are in one slice of pumpkin pie?

Answer: One serving of traditional pumpkin pie with a whip cream topping is 450 calories and if you think that is a real shocker….one slice of pecan pie packs with it approximately 650 calories.

What amount of exercise is necessary to burn off those calories from one piece of pumpkin pie?
Answer:  A person weighing 150 would need to pedal vigorously for 30 minutes to burn approximately 350 calories. This is what would be needed for the additional calories in ONE piece of pie!!

Can you see yourself vigorously pedaling a bike for 30 minutes on Thanksgiving Day for pie alone?

Not this Diva!
The better option is to learn how to prepare meals without all the calories.
The pumpkin pie recipe below is a family favorite and no one has ever complained. Not one peep.

No-Crust Pumpkin Pie
You will be able to enjoy 2 tablespoons of sugar-free cool whip topping & 1 piece of pie for a total of 125 calories.

Prep and Baking Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

3 egg whites or ½ cup Egg Beaters (Some people have modified the recipe by using 2 egg whites & 1 whole egg).
1 can (15 ounces) of solid-packed pumpkin
¾ cup granulated Splenda that is made for baking. (you will find it in the isle with the baking goods) Do not use the packets of Splenda!
½ cup reduced-fat biscuit mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 can evaporated milk (12 ounces fat-free)
1 cup sugar-free cool whip

Directions: 

In a large bowl, combine the egg beaters or egg whites, pumpkin, sugar substitute, biscuit mix, spices and vanilla extract until smooth. Stir in the evaporated milk slowly.
Pour into a 9 inch pie place coated with a cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 35 – 40 minutes or until your knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Top with a dollop of SF cool whip and serve!
Refrigerate leftovers, if any are to be found:)

Note: This is not a recipe while on the Medifast weight loss plan. It is a GREAT maintenance recipe and great healthy recipe for the general public that does not skimp on flavor and it is diabetic-friendly.

From Your Diet Diva Blog & Lennie Campbell

Let me know your favorite low calorie holiday recipes!

11 comments:

  1. Made this without the bisquit mix and used 2 eggs. Ok basically followed the recipe on the pumpkin can- used the Splenda, and 2% evaporated milk. 2d time I made it I made it in muffin tins, made 12 plus a ramekin more. Yum!

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