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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cooking with Kaye: Pumpkin Lovin'

Just Published: Cooking with Kaye Pumpkin Lovin, our recipe newsletter. Check out the newsletter online in our archive: CWK: Pumpkin Loving.  Thirteen healthy and delicious recipes.
Halloween is here and so begins the "Feasting Season."  Have you picked up on the news reports the last few weeks? Americans are expected to spend $2 Billion on candy this year for Halloween treats. According to big box stores customers have been stocking up for nearly 5 weeks now and will return again to replenish their candy supplies before the little costumed door knockers come calling on Thursday night.
It is no wonder we are confounded by so much temptation. Nobody wants to feel left-out of the Halloween hoopla but we know the consequences of a candy fest can be catastrophic for us. In today's Cooking with Kaye I've turned the focus away from candy to a more nutritious part of the season: Pumpkin. Once relegated to pies pumpkin is now a mainstream ingredient in savory dishes, warming beverages, and health-promoting dishes. Pumpkin is an excellent source of dietary fiber at nearly 4 grams per 1/2 cup canned. Pumpkin is rich in beta carotene, vitamin A, and iron and low in sodium. The mild flavor lends itself to all manner of preparation.
Fans of the 5 Day Pouch Test have consistently praised the Low-Carb Sausage Pumpkin Soup as a plan favorite recipe. Pumpkin soup is remarkably good. In today's Cooking with Kaye I've shared a basic pumpkin soup recipe with several variations to keep your appetite pleased and under control. Give them a try! Also check-out our delicious Jack O'Lantern Peppers - what fun this treat makes for the whole family. And don't miss the informative article on sugar free candy and the affect on WLS patients."
PS- - Chances are you'll come across some form of popcorn today. This can be troublesome for us potentially causing immediate digestive distress or leading to increased snacking that turns to "slider food." Take a look at this article  How to Eat Popcorn After WLS and indulge wisely."

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