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A Treat to Sweeten Your Turkey Day!


I love pumpkin pie!

Thanksgiving centers around pumpkin pie!

November.  Fall.   Thanksgiving.  —  When in the fall mood, we tend to think of spices and pumpkin pie.  Snuggling while eating such treats to fit the mood tend to be unhealthy.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving by indulging in that piece of pie without thinking twice about it.

This recipe allows you to satisfy your craving for only 230 calories.

Prep Time:25 min
Start to Finish:2 hr 25 min
makes:8 servings



1 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 to 4 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk


3 egg whites or 1/2 cup fat-free egg product
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 can (12 oz) evaporated fat-free milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


1. Heat oven to 425°F. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the oil with fork until well mixed. Stir in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost leaves side of bowl. Shape pastry into a ball, using your hands. Press pastry in bottom and up side of 9-inch glass pie plate; flute as desired or press pastry to top edge of pie plate with fingers or fork.
2. In medium bowl, beat egg whites slightly with wire whisk or egg beater. Beat in remaining filling ingredients. Pour filling into pastry-lined pie plate; carefully place on oven rack. Bake 15 minutes.
3. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Cover edge of pie crust with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning. Bake about 45 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on cooling rack at least 1 hour before serving. After cooling, pie can remain at room temperature up to an additional 5 hours, then should be covered and refrigerated.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Use 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate. Increase fat-free (skim) milk for pastry to 1/4 cup.

When thinking about baking a pie, you might feel overwhelmed.  You may think it will be difficult or that it won’t come out good.

Trust me, I know.  I love baking.  Pie just sounds hard to make.  You don’t think about it until you’re actually considering baking one.

Get someone to bake with!  Baking with a friend or family member makes the experience more fun.  You can double-check and ask for a second opinion.  It also helps the time go faster.  I like to bake with my mom.  I am a perfectionist and I like to make sure everything is the best it can be.  This is where baking with someone makes my desserts come out better.  I ask my mom what she thinks and makes sure I’m doing it right.  It also splits up the tasks so you can work faster.

This recipe will satisfy your fall cravings and will impress your friends and family members.

With all the over eating on Thanksgiving, you’re going to want a treat you know you can eat without feeling guilty about.

Always double-check your ingredients and make sure they’re the healthiest substitutes you can use.




Margarita Maniacs!


Margarita lovers, you’re welcome!

The recipe for this margarita is only 100 calories a serving!

Eat Yourself Skinny provides the recipe for raspberry margaritas.

Fill your blender about a 1/3 of the way full.  Pour in your margarita mix and crystal light.  Blend together, pour and enjoy!
These are so easy to make and are delicious!  Beginners, you will not have a problem trying to make these.  Don’t worry.
You don’t have to use raspberry if you don’t like.  Choose an alternative flavor if it better suits you.
You can serve them in multiple flavors.  Check the flavoring for the calories if you use something else.  Crystal Light has a variety of flavors to choose from that are healthy alternatives.
Drink Responsibly.

Saturday Skinny-tizers!


Need a greasy snack to satisfy your taste buds?

These low-fat baked onion rings are the perfect crispy appetizers to make and are only 75 calories.

These are perfect for the weekend when you need food that generally is anything but healthy.  These taste just as good as unhealthy onion rings, but you won’t feel guilty eating them.

They’re easy to make and friends will enjoy eating them with you.

Adapted from Life
as a Lofthouse

Servings: 2 • Serving Size: 1/2

Points: 1 pt
Points+: 2 pt
74.7 • Fat: 0.6 g •
Carb: 14.7 g • Fiber:
1.6 g • Sugar: 1.7 g • Protein:
2.9 g


  • 1 medium onion, sliced into 1/4 inch rings
  • 2 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup crushed corn flake crumbs
  • salt to taste
  • olive oil baking spray


  • Place slices of onion in a shallow dish. Pour the buttermilk over
    the top and let them soak for about 1 – 2 hours, refrigerated
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment
    paper or foil.
  • Combine panko, bread crumbs and corn flakes and
    place half of the crumbs in a large dish, season with salt. Reserve the rest for
    when the first batch is used up. This should help avoid clumping and they should
    stick better to the onions.
  • Dip each soaked onion ring into the crumb mixture; coat well.
    Place rings onto two cookie sheets. Lightly spray with oil.
    Bake about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

These aren’t difficult to make and don’t take that long, which is perfect for saturday afternoons when you need a snack and you need it now!

I’m impatient when it comes to food, especially when it’s vital that food gets in my body.  These are great for me because they are fast and easy enough to make.  They also are perfect for that little greasy snack you need without regretting it later.  They are crispy and delicious.  My friends are also impressed by them, which makes me laugh inside because they don’t take much effort.