Healthy Recipes Using Greek Yogurt & Pumpkin

We found a few variations of this super nutritious blending of Greek Yogurt and Pumpkin. These snacks are packed with fiber, protein, good fat and calcium. This snack will also provide you with 180% of your daily requirement for vitamin A (a must-eat vitamin for healthy skin, hair and vision)!

Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Snack

Ingredients
6 oz container of 0% fat-free Greek yogurt
¼ cup canned pumpkin puree (no sugar added)
2 packets sweetener of choice – Splenda/Stevia
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 tablespoons fat-free whipped cream
1 tablespoon chopped (diced) walnuts

Directions
Mix all ingredients together and top with whipped cream and walnuts.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Food weight: 1.5
Calories: 170
Fat: 5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 70 mg
Carbohydrate: 16 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 10 g
Protein: 17 g

Yield: 1 serving

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Recipe by Jenny Grothe from Voskos

Ingredients
1/2 cup nonfat Greek Yogurt
1/2 scoop zero or low-carb vanilla protein powder
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
sweetener of choice – Splenda/Stevia – to taste
Ice to desired consistency

Directions
Add above ingredients to blender. Mix to desired consistency.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 189
Total Fat: 3.58g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 8.75mg
Sodium: 278.33mg
Total Carbohydrate: 12.49g
Dietary Fiber: 4.33g
Sugars: 6.66g
Protein: 26.83g

Yield: 1 serving

Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Parfaits

Recipe from How Sweet Eats

Ever since I had my first quinoa parfait on Labor Day, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. The texture, the taste… it was perfect. Plus, I really love yogurt but I don’t love it plain. I am always looking for new things to add in.

Naturally, I was adamant that my next parfait was going to contain pumpkin.

This time I also included graham cracker crumbs. They are so underrated. I love them so much that sometimes I consider simply eating a bowl containing a smidge of melted butter + graham cracker crumbs. Like a pie crust but without the filling.

Bonus points if you make your own grahams. I didn’t have time for such shenanigans. But I’m hoping to make them soon. As long as I don’t gobble them up straight from the oven, I will share the details.

One of the reasons I adore this parfait is that I love making healthy snacks that are fun and pretty. It is also stacked with protein-packed yogurt and quinoa, and fiber-rich pumpkin. Topped off with a sprinkle of pecans – you get a delicious balanced treat. This recipe yields two parfaits.

Jessica

Ingredients
2 cups Greek Yogurt
2/3 cups pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup dry quinoa
pecans for garnish

Directions
Prepare quinoa according to directions on box. While cooking, mix yogurt, pumpkin and pumpkin spice together. Fill the bottom of 2 glasses with 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs each. Spoon 1/2 cup of yogurt pumpkin mixture into glass.

Once quinoa is finished, season with cinnamon and let cool – I place mine in the fridge for 5 minutes. Once cool, add 1/2 cup quinoa to parfaits, then top with remaining Greek Yogurt. Sprinkle with pecans. Eat up!

[Sorry, HowSweetEats did not provide nutritional facts on their site.]

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One response to “Healthy Recipes Using Greek Yogurt & Pumpkin

  1. Excellent post thanks for sharing. I love sharing delicious recipes. Food is something we all can enjoy. Take care.

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