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Recipe: Pumpkin Dip

admin - October 21, 2014



pumpkin dip

Just when you feel comfortable with your diet, you realize that you have a party to go to and before you know it, you’ve scarfed down half of the ranch chip dip. It’s not your fault; many of us have done the exact same thing. But don’t worry! Next time you attend a family get together, bring along this guilt-free pumpkin dip.

Pumpkin Dip

¾ cup (6 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened

¼ cup packed brown sugar

½ cup canned pumpkin

1 tablespoon maple syrup

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Now the only question is, what to dip? Use fresh fruit like apple slices or grapes to get in a serving of fruit and keep the dip as light as possible. For fall parties, use cinnamon graham crackers, gingersnap cookies, toasted mini bagels, or toast slices.

Be sure to watch how much you eat, fruit is healthy, but beware of how much you eat since it is high in sugars, even if they are coming from a natural source. Maintaining a regular intake of fruits and vegetables can very well reduce the risk of stroke, cancer, heart diseases, and diabetes. For more information on preventive health care, visit lifelinescreening.com.

To view specific nutrition information and to see more recipe details click here.




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5 Comments so far
  1. Jean Beadle - October 27, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    If you truly want a healthy recipe, I would suggest you replace the cream cheese with a plant based product like soy (tofu) and eliminate the brown sugar since you already have maple syrup in there. You could also substitute canellini beans for the dairy product and really make this a healthy option. Just add a little water to help thin it out if it is too thick.

  2. Karen - October 27, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    This sounds good.

  3. Doris - October 27, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Sounds good

  4. Martha Hager - October 28, 2014 at 9:55 am

    What could I substitute for the brown sugar and maple syrup?

  5. Helen - October 28, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I haven’t tried this but you could probably substitute brown sugar twin and sugar free syrup and save the carbo content.


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