SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Creams for pumpkin health
Recipe courtesy: Cassie Dimmick, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
1.5 c. 1/2 and 1/2 (or other milk)
1/2 c. Pumpkin in jar
1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup
2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Beat together until heated and combined. Store in a jar for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Shake well before each use. You can make the cream even sweeter by adding more maple syrup.
This recipe contains 1 to 2 grams of sugar per serving. When you buy a pumpkin spice milk, you can have up to 50 grams of sugar, which is more than double * of what you need for the whole day.
Holidays are approaching and it can be a difficult time to eat healthy when everyone else allows themselves. Starting in October, you can take a group nutrition course at Achieving Your Best. Classes will be held the first week of the month and all are held by a registered dietitian. You can learn about healthy eating habits, get support and learn how to keep a food diary. For more information, call AYB at (417) 720-3670. It is located at 1311 E. Republic Road in Springfield. You can also click on the link to the right of this story for more information.