I found a can of 100% pure pumpkin in my cupboard and would love to gather some BFL recipes to use it up. Thanks in advance!
Man, i can't find a store that carrys the pure pumpkin yet. i would love to get some.
Do you want to use it as a carb because of its fiber?
not sure if this wil work i usually roast my pumkin but roast or dry fry sliced onion, crused garlic clove and chopped carrot, if frying then add to a pan of boiling water untill carrot is soft add the carrot and onion to the pumkin in a large pan add some stock either chicken or veg will do add a spoon of dijon mustard a tea spoon of stevia/splends salt pepper some chopped chillie if you like a little heat blend it all to a smooth soup. adjust the seasoning as needed . makes a lovely hearty soup freezes well too.
Here are some great protein muffins that I've adapted to my favorite chocolate-pumpkin protein muffins. I enjoy them as a meal..but it's almost like a 'treat' cause they are like dessert!
1 cup oats ground in blender/food processor
1/2 cup splenda or splenda brown sugar blend
4 scoops vanilla whey protein(I use EAS brand)
2 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
4 egg whites
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup
1.5 cups canned pumpkin
Mix all the dry ingredients and then fold in the wet ingredients. If the batter seems too thick add a smidge more milk. Pour into muffin tin(makes 12).
Bake 30 minutes at 300 degrees...
FOR CHOCOLATE MUFFINS(<---THIS IS WHAT I MAKE)
Omit the maple syrup use chocolate protein instead and add 2 tbsp cocoa powder and extra 1/4-1/2 cup skim milk.
Stats per muffin are estimated at:
90 cals, 10g protein, 10g carb, 1g fat
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Thanks for all the ideas! I plan on trying them all.
Today I mixed a vanilla protien powder portion with 1/2 cup pumpkin, dash of splenda and pumpkin pie spice, it was yummy
I think I'll try it again with 1/2 portion cottage cheese and 1/2 protien powder and spices...maybe blend it then chill so it'll be more like cheesecake....
Let's put it on the dessert menu of the BFL restaurant! teehee
Here's my recent fav breakfast: mix a portion of plain fat free greek yogurt with 1/2c canned pumpkin, a little splenda and pumpkin pie spice and use it as a dip for cut up apple slices!!! Sooooo yummy.
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Remember pumpkin is a carb, and there are carbs in yogurt, so if you eat that with apples you're way over your carbs for that meal. :-)
Look in the baking aisle next to the pie fillings, just don't get the pie filling by mistake. :-)
Greek yogurt is actually counted as a protein as it has 22g protein and only 7 carbs per cup (the plain yogurt). I have tweaked my pumpkin dip a little and have been using 1 cup lowfat cottage cheese, 1 cup plain ff greek yogurt, 1 cup canned pumpkin, splenda and pumpkin pie spice and blending it all in the blender. (sometimes have to add a little water to thin it out) SOOOOOOOO good! Tastes like pumpkin pie (or so my kids say who also LOOOOVE it!). I split that into 2 servings with each serving= 220cal/ 27g protein/ 16g carbs.
where in worl can I find 100% pumpkin puree this time fo the year. according to both wal-mart and giant eagle they won't have it in until fall.
I got mine at Safeway. Not sure what grocery stores you have near you. I think Raleys would also have it.
FYI, last year in the mid-west there was a terrible pumpkin harvest due to heavy rains, so there was a shortage. But I was curious about it and found some at a local health food store. It was from a company called Farmer's Market Foods, and as an added bonus, their products are organic. Their farms are in the Pacific Northwest, so they had a good harvest. I think you can get their stuff online from Amazon, among other places.
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