Hello and happy Wednesday! I hope you are enjoying it. It is so warm here in NY and I am loving every second of it.
When I was writing my post about my pumpkin favorites I decided I wanted to share an awesome healthy, low carb, diabetic friendly pumpkin treat with you – so I chose my pumpkin cottage cheese.
I started making this a couple of years ago but I really perfected it this year thanks to the Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup! This is so yummy and satisfying, I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as I do. ?
Pumpkin Cottage Cheese
1/4 Cup Canned Pumpkin (I used trader Joe’s organic pumpkin) 25cals/5carbs
1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese (I use Horizon organic regular) 120cals/4carbs
1 TBSP Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup
1/4 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 Tsp Cinnamon (I use Ceylon cinnamon – it has a smoother taste than regular cinnamon)
1/8 Tsp Nutmeg
TOPPINGS (feel free to change these based on your taste buds!) :
9g or 1TBSP Pumpkin Seeds (55cals/1Carb)
3g or 1/2 TBSP Walnuts (25cals)
Since today is Halloween and there is only 1 month left of pumpkin season I decided to share my pumpkin favorites. I have been eating/using most of these for years now. Some, like the Noosa Yogurt are new additions. As a self proclaimed “pumpkin queen” I consider myself an expert on all things pumpkin. ? As a Type 1 Diabetic that likes to stay fit and eat healthy, low carb, diabetic friendly meals/snacks – I am very picky about my pumpkin treats. Pumpkin stuff tends to be very sweet and loaded with sugar. But not all of it! I hope you enjoy and try some of these yourself.
My Pumpkin Favorites
Trader Joe’s Canned Organic Pumpkin: The Basic, I love that Trader Joe’s sells organic pumpkin. Most health food stores do as well. I use this in SO MANY recipes including smoothies, my pumpkin cottage recipe (coming soon!) and pumpkin custard to name a few! Sometimes I even mix it with some full fat ricotta, vanilla and stevia – creamy, sweet and low carb!
Torani Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Syrup: They also have pumpkin spice syrup but I am a pumpkin pie kind of girl. I mostly use this in my smoothies and in my pumpkin cottage recipe coming soon! I actually do not like it in coffee like most people do. I hate syrups in my coffee – I am all about half & half. ?
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Waffles: I eat these one way – one waffle toasted with a huge slice of provolone, mozzarella or muenster melted on it. This is SO GOOD – its the perfect sweet and savory treat – try it!
Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask: All natural, smells great and it burns a bit when you apply it. I like the burn because I know it is working.
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds: I almost didn’t get these because they are higher in carbs but I made it work. I eat half a serving (I weigh it on my food scale) with a big piece of mozzarella and some beef jerky. Its one of my favorite snacks. Sweet and Savory!
Noosa Pumpkin Yoghurt: This is also nigh in carbs but again, I make it work (I do not like to say no to myself when I really want something!). So, I have half a serving of this too (It’s a big container) and I add walnuts to it. This Yogurt is so creamy and delish.
Have your own pumpkin favorites? Let me know, I love to try new pumpkintastic treats!