Okay... so Mondays are offical "Yummy Mondays"
Ya'll know I'm not much of a cook. That's why I married Bret (among other reasons). So, instead of cooking, I've become the master of strange food concoctions. These little concoctiosn are things I mix together to trick my pallet. I like to create meal and snack substitutes for my sinfully delightful favorite foods and re-create them in a much healthier version. You see...I don't believe in denying myself my favorites. So instead I find a new way of making them.
It's fall and all I can think about is Pumpkin Pie! Yum! In fact, I've been eating my version of pumpkin pie everyday as part of my lunch for the past 2 weeks! Here it is...
1/2 cup low fat Cottage cheese
1/4 cup Pure Pumpkin (canned)
4 to 6 packs of Splenda (sweetness to taste)
4 dashes of Cinnamin
2 dashes of Nutmeg
Stir.... and if you're really feeling crazy, add a dallop of Light Cool Whip.
Not bad, eh?
Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... Okay and many have asked "Where's the crust???" It's gone, baby, gone! This concoction tastes like the filing of pumpkin pie, but it's not meant to be cooked, or chilled or made into a pie. It's just your own little bowl of protein pumpkin heaven!
So if you're not into cottage cheese you could replace it with Non Fat Plain Yogurt or ToFu. If you try one of the alternatives, let us know how it tastes! Others have reported using low fat recotta cheese too! Okay.. be sure to check back each Monday for a new "low cal" recipe or one of my crazy concoctions!