Low-Fat Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies

Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies

Soft, spicy, dark, sweet and chewy, these pumpkin quinoa cookies are winners in my book. I can’t seem to get enough pumpkin-flavored foods this time of year and have a long list of pumpkin recipes accumulating on the counter. So, when the cookie craving struck recently, instead of turning to one of my standby healthy… 

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Weight Watchers Low Fat Cranberry-Pumpkin Scones

Weight Watchers Low Fat Cranberry-Pumpkin Scones

Fresh baked still warm-from-the-oven low-fat cranberry-pumpkin scones make a perfect Autumn Sunday morning breakfast treat, especially if you’re a scone lover, which I am. The recipe for  these low-fat cranberry studded pumpkin scones – from the Weight Watchers PointsPlus I LOVE LEFTOVERS cookbook – has been sitting on my counter for weeks waiting for me to get… 

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Enlightened Pumpkin Panna Cotta

Enlightened Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce

I chose to make a lighter healthier panna cotta which I dubbed “enlightened pumpkin panna cotta” for this month’s Recipe ReDux challenge: “Orange you glad it’s fall?” My response: “Yes, because that means it’s pumpkin season!” While the markets are bursting with the orange colors of autumn  from carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes, my favorite fall food… 

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Skinny Pumpkin Pie Yogurt

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Yogurt and Granola

Here’s my interpretation of skinny pumpkin pie yogurt. Nonfat plain Greek yogurt, stirred together with canned pumpkin puree, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice and topped with skinny pumpkin spice quinoa cranberry granola. This skinny pumpkin pie yogurt is a light, healthy and delicious way to indulge your taste for pumpkin pie at breakfast. Plain nonfat… 

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Skinny Pumpkin Granola with Quinoa & Cranberries

Low Fat Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Cranberry Granola

The idea for this skinny pumpkin granola with quinoa and cranberries was planted back in August when I saw Stephanie’s post for slow cooker pumpkin granola. Since temperatures were still in the triple digits at the time I tucked it away until it felt more like fall. Now that it’s October my mind has turned to… 

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2 Ingredient Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins & Cookies

2 Ingredient Skinny Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins and Cookies

2 Ingredient chocolate pumpkin muffins, mini muffins, and cookies made with just chocolate cake mix  and can of pumpkin are a lighter and healthier way to satisfy a sweet tooth. I owe this post to a sweet lady who recently asked how many PointsPlus values there were in muffins made from cake mix and canned… 

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Favorite Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Skinny Pumpkin Smoothies

My favorite skinny pumpkin smoothie recipe so far this season blends up a  glass of cold, thick and creamy pumpkin pie deliciousness! Made with canned pumpkin, frozen banana, coconut milk, nonfat Greek yogurt, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice, it’s a great quick and easy breakfast-on-the-run (with a reasonable 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus) for those… 

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Slim & Healthy Pumpkin Drinks: Smoothies, Lattes, Milkshakes and More

Slim & Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie

If you like pumpkin pie, you’ll love this collection of slim & healthy pumpkin drinks that includes recipes for lighter versions of pumpkin smoothies, lattes, milkshakes and more. (I’ve done the work already, calculating the PointsPlus values.) I love indulging in pumpkin flavored drinks, especially at this time of year. Unfortunately they can be full… 

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