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The great & powerful pumpkin parfait!

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  • Pumpkin is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids
  • It's good for your eyes, skin and digestive system
The great & powerful pumpkin parfait!

Pumpkin is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids that are good for your digestive system, your skin, your eyes… and even your mood! But eating lots of pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread and pumpkin donuts isn’t the best way to get all the good stuff.

Our health and fitness expert Mark MacDonald is sharing his Pumpkin Ricotta Parfait recipe!  It packs in all the goodness of pumpkin and all the yumminess of those calorie spiked treats.  Try it and indulge… without the guilt!

Pumpkin Ricotta Parfait

·         Makes: 5 Servings

·         Serving Size:1 Parfait

·         Nutrition Per Serving

·         Calories:150

·         Protein:11g

·         Carbs:21g

·         Fat:~4g

If you are in the mood for a creamy and comforting dessert with loads of sweet pumpkin flavor, pumpkin ricotta parfait is for you. Not only does this sweet treat taste sensational, it’s also easy to make and really good for you. Pumpkin parfait has a great balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat for stable blood sugar. Canned pumpkin naturally contains plenty of vitamin A and fiber for better health.

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Ingredients:

For Pumpkin Layer:

·         1 ½ cups of Libby’s Canned Pumpkin

·         1/2 cup of Evaporated milk

·         ½ teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract

·         2 ½ Tbsp. Baking Splenda Brown Sugar Blend

·         ½ teaspoon of Cinnamon

·         Pinch of Nutmeg

·         ¼ teaspoon of salt

For Ricotta Cream Layer:

·         1 cup of Low fat Ricotta Cheese

·         1 cup of Fat Free Ricotta Cheese

·         ½ teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract

·         1 Tbsp. Baking Splenda Regular Sugar Blend

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Preparation:

1.       Combine all of the ingredients for the pumpkin layer in a bowl. Blend with an electric hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Set aside.

2.       Combine all of the ingredients for the ricotta cream layer in a bowl. Blend with an electric hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Set aside.

3.       Using a small glass of your choice, begin to layer parfait. Place ¼ cup of ricotta mixture on bottom of glass. Top with a few heaping tablespoons of the pumpkin mixture. Repeat the ricotta layer and pumpkin layer once more to make four total layers.

4.       Enjoy!

What is the balance?

This recipe has a small amount of protein and fat with more carbohydrates. To make a complete meal, we suggest that you start with a small meal of mostly protein and fat, such as a small garden salad topped with grilled chicken and low-fat dressing, followed by the pumpkin parfait dessert.

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