Saturday, September 14, 2013

Lower Carb Pumpkin Dip

As I may have mentioned, I have PCOS. Part of this terrific disease (sense the sarcasm),  is that I really am suppose to keep a very low carb and very low sugar diet. If you don't know how hard that is.... I can't begin to explain to you. Especially when another great part of this disease is that you crave carbs uncontrollably. That is actually in the definition.There have been several times where I actually had dreams about bread. So seeing that I want to get pregnant before I am a hundred, I really need to start keeping to this low carb, low sugar lifestyle. Trying to keep myself from binging on carbs, I took one of my favorite Fall dips and adjusted the recipe a bit to fit it into my world!! YUM!

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 8oz tub of Sugar Free Cool Whip
  • 1/2 of can of PURE Pumpkin
  • 2 packs of sugar free vanilla pudding
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground Cloves
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Graham cracker sticks, animal crackers and/or sugar free cookies for dipping
  • A cute fall dish! (optional)
Scoop the cool whip into a medium size bowl. Add one packet of the sugar free vanilla pudding mix and stir until mixed well. Add the pure pumpkin and stir again until mixed well. Add the remaining packet of sugar free vanilla pudding mix and mix in. Once mixed, add the spices you prefer. A shake or two of each is always good! This is when the "chef privilege" (of taste testing) came in handy! Scoop into a cute fall themed bowl with the dippers next to it!

While I CAN'T sit down and eat a whole bowl of this, because it would set me back, I will say having this as a treat once in a while, keeps me from going insane! Plus, no one would know if you slipped this in at a party, instead of bringing the high carb, high sugar version! 

Hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great! I have to try something like this for not to slip to candies :D