Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Typical Pumpkin Pie = 9 points
Are you kidding me? 9 points??? Yikes.
So, here I offer you some alternatives in hopes they might become your new favorites.
I calculated my mom's stuffing recipe and it rings in about 3 points per serving. This isn't really bad but a 1 point per serving recipe is so much better. So check out a new stuffing recipe.
Instead of the butter crusted pumpkin pie, which as I said rings in at 9 points per slice see if you can get your family to try the Pumpkin Spice Muffins. I don't think my family will accept that as an alternative but I'm making them so my husband and I can have them instead of pie.
For those who don't care for pumpkin pie, here's a new caramel apple salad recipe. This could easily work as a side dish or a desert. My friend, Sheri, made it last night and it was out of this world delicious. She didn't put in the pineapple though and I think you could add either coconut or even some toasted walnuts, though that would definitely bump up your points value if you're not careful.
I haven't tried this but I think you could use some leftover turkey to make some 2 point chili. Just to be sure to weigh the turkey if you're concerned about points value.
I also read that to safely navigate the holidays you should plan to have 2 vegetable or fruit dishes for every non vegetable/fruit dish. Do you think your Thanksgiving table will be planned like that?