October 2015 047
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This my last pumpkin recipe of the season… I swear. I just can’t help it. Pumpkin tastes so delicious, is good for you and is just perfect with warm spices for the autumn season. 🍁🍂🎃

I wanted to make a healthy pumpkin dip for Halloween so I mixed pumpkin puree with nonfat vanilla yogurt, some neufchatal cheese and spices. That’s pretty much it… super easy. As for the dippers I attempted to make apple chips but apparently they stick to wax paper when in the oven 😕 (I learned the hard way that parchment paper should be used instead). So after my sad attempt at apple chips I just cut up my remaining apples into slices and just used them as dippers. To prevent browning I soaked them for a few minutes in a solution containing 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 cups of water. The dip turned out super delish and everyone seemed to really enjoy it! This would be a great addition for Thanksgiving dinner in a few weeks!

 Skinny Pumpkin Dip

1 15 oz can of pure pumpkin puree
1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt (I used dannon light & fit)
4 oz Neufchatel cheese
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Ginger
1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
1/4 Tsp Allspice

Mix all ingredients together using either a food processor or a hand mixer. Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Pair with healthy dippers such as apple slices.