Making Thanksgiving Healthy: A Delicious and Healthier Way to Make Pumpkin Pie

Making Thanksgiving Healthy: A Delicious and Healthier Way to Make Pumpkin Pie

With Thanksgiving coming in November, women often start planning for the big meal with all of the family coming over to eat. However, with the world being more health conscious, even Thanksgiving can be made a lot healthier. Pumpkin pie is one of the best parts of Thanksgiving, but even that traditional dessert can be made a lot better for the people who eat it.

pumpkin-pieA Homemade Crust Is Best:

The stores are always stocked with every kind of pie crust available in the frozen food section.

However, if women stop and take a close look at the ingredients in frozen pie crust, they will see that there are a lot of preservatives.

A great way to make a healthy pumpkin pie is for a woman to simply make her own crust. There are many easy recipes available for pie crust, and a homemade crust tastes better than anything bought from a store.

Condensed-MilkReplace The Condensed Milk:

Condensed milk has a lot of sugar, fat, and calories. However, there is a version that will still make the pumpkin pie good, and that is low fat condensed milk.

People who use it have still made great pie, and no one that eats the pie will ever be able to tell the difference.

Fresh-SpicesUse Fresh Spices:

Pumpkin that already comes in a can has all of the spices in it, but sometimes the spices can be so minimal that they cannot be tasted.

By using fresh spices, like fresh cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, the pie will be a lot healthier for anyone that eats it, and using fresh spices can also reduce the amount of sugar needed to make the pie sweet.

eggsUse Egg Substitute:

Eggs are high in cholesterol, but they are a necessary ingredient for pumpkin pie.

However, egg substitute can be used instead of real eggs, and the substitute will not affect the taste or consistency of the pie.

Pumpkin-PureeHomemade Pumpkin Puree:

Pumpkins are sold not only to be carved, but to be cooked. If a woman is wondering where the pumpkin in the can comes from, the answer is from pumpkin that is cut up and then boiled until it is soft.

Once the boiled pumpkin is soft, it has to be filtered to eliminate big pieces. After the pumpkin has a smooth consistency, it just has to be spiced before it is ready to go into a pie.

sugarUse Sugar Substitute:

Instead of real sugar, sugar substitute can be used in the pie to make it just as sweet as regular sugar.

The recipe for pie might have to be slightly adjusted because the sugar substitute has a slightly different consistency then the grains of sugar.

ButterSubstitute The Butter:

Canola oil or vegetable oil can be used in the place of real butter. Butter contains a lot of fat and cholesterol, but using a substitute, even butter flavored shortening, is a much healthier alternative to butter without sacrificing the taste.

The Thanksgiving meal once comes a year, and the meal has to both delicious and memorable. Pumpkin pie is a traditional dessert, and there are ways to make it healthier by doing things like making homemade crust, using egg substitute, and a low fat version of condensed milk.

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