Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!

I am so thankful for this blog and the help it has given me through tough times and how much it and the people who follow it give me motivation to keep on going. 

Yesterday evening when we arrived in Houston at my in-laws my father in law said "have you lost more weight? You look like you have" which 1. was weird because my father in law has NEVER said anything to me about how I look EVER and 2. was AWESOME because my father in law has never said anything to me about how I look EVER hahah I floated on a cloud for a minute. THEN he said "Well... I am going to change that this weekend" hahah He is a huge food lover and cook like me. We share recipes and food love when we are together. 

He boasted on my pumpkin cookies and hopefully later will boast on my pumpkin pie. 

For those interested in my healthy Thanksgiving desserts here are the recipes. 

PUMPKIN DARK CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKES 

1 box of spice cake 
1 can of pumpkin 
1 bag of dark chocolate chips 
pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon (I put in maybe 3 tsp... I didn't measure I just do it for extra taste but with spice cake you can omit this and it would be fine) 


Mix all ingredients together, place spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes or until firm and deliciously moist and scrumptious.



HEALTHIER PUMPKIN PIE 

I made my whole wheat crust I have shared before which is ... 

1 cup whole wheat flour 
2 Tbs milk (I used unsweetened almond coconut milk)
4 Tbs Coconut oil 
3/4 tsp salt 

I doubled this because it makes 2 pies 

The filling is 

2 cups pumpin 
1/2 cup honey or agave 
4 egg whites 
1 1/2 cups fat free milk (or almond milk etc. which is what I used) 
2-3 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Fill pie crusts 

Bake at 425 for 15 minutes 
Reduce heat to 350 and bake additional 45 minutes 
Place on counter to cool while watching holiday movies and bask in your awesome holiday baking glory! 



I don't have a photo of that... I guess I could take one but I think my in-laws already think I am weird for bringing the giant tupperware of cookies to the back room with me.... haha 


ENJOY YOUR THANKSGIVING and be thankful for all you have 





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