If you're still putting the final touches on your Thanksgiving menu, try slipping in a new recipe from the health experts at Doylestown Hospital.
This month, the hospital shows you how to make a delicious, healthy Thanksgiving dinner from start to finish. With the easy, healthy Thanksgiving recipes and tips on their website, you’ll learn how to roast a turkey, whip up healthy mashed potatoes and create a beautiful, low-calorie pumpkin pie dessert in minutes.
Other recipes include comforting Cornbread Stuffing with Chestnuts and Figs, sweet Fresh Cranberry Sauce and tasty Caramelized Onion Gravy.
The hospital's experts said these Thanksgiving side dishes can be made early in the week, and then on Thanksgiving morning, all you need to do is put the turkey in the oven.
With fewer than 125 calories per serving, there’s always room for this light pumpkin “pie” served in individual dessert cups. Made with pumpkin and gingersnap cookies, this beautiful pumpkin pie recipe is sure to become a Thanksgiving dinner favorite.
Pumpkin Pie in a Glass
1 ½ cups skim milk
1 box (1 oz) instant butterscotch pudding mix
1 cup pure canned pumpkin
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp ground ginger
1 ½ cups fat free whipped topping
4 oz gingersnap cookies, crushed
8 cinnamon sticks, optional
24 pomegranate seeds, optional
In a medium bowl, beat milk and pudding mix with a handheld mixer for 2 minutes. Add pumpkin and beat for another minute. Add pumpkin pie spice and ground ginger, and beat for 10 more seconds. Using a spatula, fold in 1 cup of the whipped topping.
In each of 8 shallow dessert cups, place 2 tablespoons of the gingersnap crumbs and top with ½ cup of the pumpkin mixture. Top each with a dollop of whipped topping, and garnish with any remaining gingersnap crumbs. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and pomegranate seeds, if desired.
Yield: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 123; Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 142mg; Carbohydrates: 24g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 2g
To see more healthy Thanksgiving recipes, click on this link to the hospital's website.