Enjoy The Holidays Without Gaining Weight- Our Autumn Indulgences
You can enjoy the holidays and not gain weight. You just have to make room for your indulgences. Don't torture yourself with a low carb diet during the holidays! It's just more work and discipline! Plus it will only make cravings worse. Here are some perfectly fine autumn treats to send your spirits flying!
Pumpkin Creme Cheese Muffin
I'm not much of a chef, but I do love sweet treats that aren't too fattening. Starbucks is really good about putting their nutritional content on their site. Their Pumpkin Creme Cheese Muffin really hits the spot for a meal and isn't too bad health wise. Calories:420, Fat:13g, Fiber:2g. Great at cooking and want to try an even healthier version on your own? Check out this recipe: Pumpkin Creme Cheese Muffins.
We all know that candy corn isn't the best thing for us, but that doesn't mean we don't crave it. Well don't deny yourself! A small handful of candy corn (20 pieces) is only 150 calories and 0 grams of fat. Plus the sugar will give you a little boost!
Pumpkin pie is one of the best pies out there for you! Here is a tasty low fat pumpkin pie recipe that's only 246 calories per slice! Yum!
- 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
- 1 (14 ounce) can fat free sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup egg substitute
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shell
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin spice lattes are always popular for Starbucks in the fall, and there's a reason! They are delicious! So treat yourself to a tall, nonfat, no whip pumpkin spice latte. It's only 200 calories!
Pumpkin Spice Martini
Of course you have to be 21 or older to enjoy this! Here is the recipe:
- 6 oz. canned unsweetened pumpkin
- 6 oz. vanilla-flavored vodka
- 4 oz. fat-free condensed milk 4 oz. unsweetened almond milk (or fat-free milk)
- 4 Tbsp. pumpkin pie seasoning
- Ice cubes
- 6 crushed reduced-fat vanilla wafers
Place vodka and pumpkin in bowl, and stir until pumpkin has melted. Stir in condensed milk and almond milk. Add seasoning. Dip rim of glass in crushed vanilla wafers. Pour liquid over ice into glass and enjoy.
Calories:105, Fat: <1gram