Cooking With The Undomestic Housewife

SImple but good recipes with a hint of fun facts and nutrition info.

Pumpkin Pie dip! (stolen) November 13, 2014

You may have seen this recipe from The happy Homemaker at http://www.thehappyhomemaker.com. I did modify it a bit to make it just a wee bit on the healthier side of already healthy and have added more protein for the fitness people alike. It’s a fantastic dip and I give this wonderful blogger all the credit. It tastes exactly like pumpkin pie filling!

(I stole her picture too…)pumpkin-pie-dip-and-cinnamon-sugar-chips-recipeI knew I did not want to use this as a dip. 1.) because I don’t have/attend parties that I need dip & 2.) I will eat the entire bowl if I do make a dip and don’t attend a party. In this case I use it as a spread on my peanut butter quesadilla in the morning or I top it on oatmeal, my yogurt or coconut flour breakfast bowl!

I’m not going to include the recipe for the chips, but she has it on her website. You can also find her version of the dip there too.  Here, though, is MY version of the pumpkin dip.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a 15oz can of Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 Cup low fat greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (preferably a vanilla variety. I used Birthday cake)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Mix all these ingredients together well and you have your dip. Refrigerate for the respective time that you would normally refrigerate these ingredients (ie. I’ve had mine about a week and it is still kicking…I think)

If the entire bowl can serve 10, it is only 40 calories a serving, 0g of fat, 6g of sugar and 3g of protein.

 

Enjoy~!

`Kristi

 

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Yogurt and Bran and Berries, Oh My. August 26, 2010

Filed under: easy,food,recipe — Kristi bri @ 11:09 am
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My Favorite Breakfast

Recently I discovered Yoplait’s yogurts flavored in the delicious ways of Banana Creme Pie, Red Velvet cake, Apple Turnover etc. I Love these things! Add a little Bran and it tastes like a piece of cake in a cup. However my husband is not a fan of the low fat, aspartame flavor. Who can blame him. I was also feeling more and more guilty about the fact that I knew they contained High Fructose Corn Syrup. So I ditched the Cake yogurts and went for the more natural ones. ie. “less fat” instead of “no fat”. I even found that Target’s generic brand (which probably contain HFCS–can’t get away from the stuff) have delicious flavors like Honey Almond and even some cake and pie flavors too and they don’t have the nasty sugar-free taste.

Most mornings, or sometimes for lunch I’ll make myself a bowl of ‘goodness’. It includes yogurt, fruit, bran, nuts, and if we have it: Granola. Believe it or not, Granola is actually full of calories and unless you’re an active person, I don’t know if this is necessary other than to start your day off right. I like Quaker’s varieties of boxed granola, like Honey nut, Berry etc. However, this brand if probably one of the less natural and it includes a lot of sugar. You’re looking at at least 500 cal. per bowl with all the ingredients. Once I have more money, I’ll opt for the more healthy stuff I prefer, I promise.

I like the combination of  ingredients here because not only does the bran and fiber help to keep you fuller longer, but the yogurt is working on your digestion and the fruit, ie. berries, is giving you antioxidants. I usually throw in a handful of almonds for extra fullness and the oils (same as found in olive oil) that help against cardiovascular disease as well as helping your heart and giving you your days worth of Magnesium and providing potassium.

So here’s one of the many variations that I do. And hey, if you don’t have yogurt, try milk; it tastes just as good.

Add all Ingredients into a bowl: Serves 1

  • Cup of yogurt of your choice.
  • Handful of berries, I also will cut up an apple, use grapes or basically any fruit option
  • Handful (aprox. -1/2 cup) of Kellogg’s All Bran, or some other variation.
  • 6-10 Almonds (depending how hungry I am)
  • Handful (-1/2 cup) of granola–this is optional, if I don’t have this, I like to add raisins to the Bran for some ‘chewy’.

I don’t add any honey to this mix–even if I’m using plain yogurt– just because there’s already so much natural and artificial sugars. It should be sweet enough. So just sprinkle with love and enjoy

Kristi