Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Yogurt

I was looking for a recipe for a healthy version of pumpkin pie and came across one that uses greek yogurt! You essentially eliminate the crust or throw in a bit of granola for crunch. This one is so healthy it can be eaten on a daily basis. No baking and only 3 ingredients!

This recipe is for a single serving:

Pumpkin Pie Yogurt

(7.5 oz.) container of greek yogurt
1/4 to 1/2 can of pumpkin (depending on your taste preference)
sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice

Stir and enjoy. A few add in's include: trailmix, ginger snaps, granola, ground pecans and pumpkin seeds!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Vegan Wednesday! Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake!!

12 oz. firm tofu-pureed
8 oz. nondairy cream cheese (I prefer Vegan Gourmet brand)
1 Cup canned pumpkin
1 Cup granulated sugar
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 prepared graham cracker crust (Arrowhead Mills is my favorite)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Puree all ingredients except for pie crust in a food processor and pour into graham cracker crust.
Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.
Allow to cool for 30 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap or pie plate lid and refrigerate for 6 hours, or overnight. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gluten-Free Tuesday!

This month when you stop in at Food for Thought, make sure to grab one of Gluten Free Pantry's mixes! They are delicious, easy to bake with and there are lots of mixes to choose from! Need something for Thanksgiving that everyone is sure to enjoy? Check out the Chocolate Truffle Brownie, Perfect Pie, and Cornbread mixes! These mixes and more, all for under $5!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ease PMS with chasteberry!

Anthropologists say it's the earliest known cure for PMS--dating back more than 3,000 years!  And, it's still one of the best.  "It boosts production of progesterone, which relieves symptoms like irritability, depression and bloating," explains C.W. Randolph, Jr.,M.D., author of From Hormone Hell to Hormone Well.  The proof: In a study of 1,542 women, 93% saw improvement in PMS symptoms--including fatigue, breast tenderness, and cravings--in just one month!  Stop in the store for more information!