‘Tis the season that we’ll see our weight scale creeping up through the holidays. Sigh…
It’s really hard to watch my weight this time of year with all the amazing spreads of sweets and treats . They say that the average weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is two pounds–that may not sound like much, but studies who this is two pounds gained and never lost. So think about it, after a decade that annual two pounds turns into twenty pounds! A scary thought.
But who wants to give up sweets and baking during the holidays? Not me! So what can you do to lighten it up? The secret weapon is low-sugar, low-fat dessert recipes that are either naturally sweetened with fruit, or with a no-calorie or reduced-calorie sweetener, like Truvia® products.
Truvia® natural sweetener is a great tasting, zero-calorie sweetener made with the best tasting part of the stevia leaf. One packet provides the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar, and is great in coffee, tea, or even on your morning grapefruit. The sweetener is available in 40-, 80- and 140-count boxes, and in a spoonable jar. Truvia® Baking Blend blends Truvia® natural sweetener and sugar to provide a sugar-like taste and texture for recipes, with 75% fewer calories than sugar. For more info, check out Truvia.com/recipes or Truvia’s ® Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube channels.
By making this simple pumpkin pie using Truvia® Baking Blend with sugar, you will cut calories by 18% and sugar by 67% than the full-sugar sweetened version of pumpkin pie.
- Pastry shell for 9" pie
- 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin pie filling
- 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated fat-free milk
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup Truvia® Baking Blend
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Prepare your desired pastry crust.
- Mix pumpkin, milk and eggs until blended. Add remaining ingredients and mix until uniform.
- Add mixture into prepared pastry crust.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool completely on a wire rack. Add whipped topping, if desired.
Follow my Pinterest board–Healthy Holiday Baking–to find more delicious, reduced-calorie, reduced-sugar recipes to lighten up your holidays.
Also, head on over to enter Truvia’s® #HealthierHolidays Baking Sweepstakes and earn a $1.50 OFF coupon.
Compensation was provided by Cargill® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Cargill®.