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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thanksgiving Desserts for Surgical Weight Loss

Have you started planning your Thanksgiving menu? In just two short weeks we'll be carving the great American turkey and giving thanks for life's bounty.

Desserts always present a special challenge as we try to follow our weight loss surgery dietary guidelines, but also desire to participate in family rituals and traditions of Thanksgiving. Today I opened my treasured Neighborhood Cookbook and found this great recipe for pumpkin pie that works just fine for all those who will be seated at my table. I hope it will find a spot on your holiday menu. The Neighborhood Cookbook is a collection of recipes from our Neighborhood - Real cooks living real lives and doing their best with weight loss surgery.

Kabuki's Sugarless Pumpkin Pie
Page 155 - Neighborhood Cookbook

This is a fine substitute for traditional pumpkin pie. If you truly want to go low carb omit the crust and serve as pudding.

1 pre-baked pie shell
2 small boxes sugar free vanilla instant pudding
2 cups milk
2 cups plain canned pumpkin
1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Blend all ingredients using a wire whisk until smooth. Pour into baked pie shell and chill until serving. May serve with a dollop of lite whipped topping or freshly whipped heavy cream.

Serves 8. Per serving: 178 calories, 4 grams protein,8 grams fat (3 grams saturated), 23 grams carbohydrate and 2 grams dietary fiber.

If you have the Neighborhood Cookbook consider these Sensible Dessert recipes this holiday season:

Chocolate-Almond Macaroons (page 150)
Gingerbread Cake (page 152)
Macadamia White Chocolate Dessert (page 158)
Pumpkin Mousse (page 161)

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