Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Roundup of Skinny Pumpkin Spice Recipes
Are you a fellow pumpkin spice lover?
I've got good news!
Did you know that pumpkin spice addiction could be good for you?
The blend of spices that make up "pumpkin (pie) spice" - cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves or allspice - have properties to help you lose weight, regulate blood sugar, increase metabolism and burn fat!
How great is that?
There are so many delicious ways to enjoy the slimming benefits of pumpkin spice morning, noon and night. I've compiled an amazing collection of skinny pumpkin spice recipes for you to savor. Enjoy!
Here are 5 slimming ideas for using pumpkin spice:
#1 Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte - Add ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice and a splash of milk to your morning coffee.
#2 Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potatoes - Sprinkle baked, roasted or mashed sweet potatoes with pumpkin pie spice blend to taste. A splash of orange juice into the mashed potatoes makes a nice addition too.
#3 Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal - Add ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice to your morning bowl of oatmeal.
Here's a great video showing an easy recipe for High Protein Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats with 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints:
#4 Pumpkin Spice Roasted Vegetables - Chop your favorite fall vegetables - squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, etc. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pumpkin pie spice. Place on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast in a hot 400 degree oven until tender, 30 t0 45 minutes.
#5 Pumpkin Spice Baked Apples - Sprinkle peeled and sliced apples with pumpkin pie spice. Microwave on high until tender, 2 to 4 minutes.
How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice?
I usually have a jar of pumpkin pie spice in my cupboard. If you don't it is easy enough to make it yourself. Just blend the following together in small bowl and then store in an airtight container:
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
Round Up of Skinny Pumpkin Spice Recipes
Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Recipes
Pumpkin Spice Drinks
Pumpkin Spice Desserts & Sweet Treats
Savory Pumpkin Spice Recipes
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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