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Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Dip

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 Guest Post from Jazzy Sweet Life

This Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Dip was delicious especially with the homemade cinnamon and sugar corn tortilla chips I have recently posted but if you don’t feel like making chips, then you could dip sliced apples or use it as a filling inside of a crepe. This is a make again recipe for sure and if you want the recipe for the Homemade Cinnamon and Sugar Corn Tortilla Chips here’s a link to the recipe.

Ingredients:

8 oz. Cream Cheese


1/2 c Powdered Sugar

1 c Pumpkin Puree

1/2 c Plain Greek Yogurt

1 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp Nutmeg

 

Direction:

  1. In a bowl mixing the cream cheese and the powdered sugar until well combined.Beat the pumpkin, yogurt, cinnamon and nutmeg into the cream cheese mixture. Serve baked cinnamon and sugar corn tortilla chips and enjoy this sweet treat.
Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Dip
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Recipe type: Dip
 
This Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Dip was delicious especially with the homemade cinnamon and sugar corn tortilla chips I have recently posted but if you don’t feel like making chips, then you could dip sliced apples or put it as a filling inside of a crepe. This is a make again recipe for sure and if you want the recipe for the Homemade Cinnamon and Sugar Corn Tortilla Chips here’s a link to the recipe.
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • ½ c Powdered Sugar
  • 1 c Pumpkin Puree
  • ½ c Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg

Wanna be Mushroom “Jerky”

We go through the mushrooms fairly quickly. We love them in omelettes, stir fry, and as “jerky”. It is a really quick and easy way to enjoy one of our favorite vegetables. We refer to it as mushroom jerky because we eat it that way and it is the perfect “meat-like” snack.

Mushrooms have compounds the boost the immune system, aid in preventing cancers and infections.  Research has also shown them to be beneficial for auto-immune diseases like arthritis and lupus.

In an effort to manage my Discoid Lupus, mushrooms are a regular part of my weekly diet.  This has become one of my favorite ways to eat mushrooms because they are so easy to prepare and easy for on the go munching. 🙂

Fun Tip: Place your mushrooms in direct sunlight to enhance the vitamin D content. Click To Tweet

Mushrooms are also a great source of healthy protein for vegetarians.

 

Ingredients

2 cups Mushrooms

Pepper

Salt

olive oil
Directions

Preheat oven to 425

Slice mushrooms into thick slices.

Lay on cookie sheet in one layer

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Spray with olive oil.

Bake for 15-20 minutes

Remove from oven and sprinkle with a bit of salt.

 

4.8 from 4 reviews
"Wanna Be" Mushroom "Jerky"
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Recipe type: Side
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Quick and easy one ingredient snack or side.
Ingredients
  • Mushrooms
  • Pepper
  • Salt olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Slice mushrooms into thick slices.
  3. Lay on cookie sheet in one layer
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  5. Spray with olive oil.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a bit of salt.

Sriracha Pumpkin Quinoa Sliders

Last Friday my kids school had a Trunk n Treat festival, and I could not get dinner ready fast enough for them to get out of here and play with their classmates. Fridays are the days I will raid the fridge and see what can be “repurposed”. These sliders were born from this clean out.

I featured Sriracha Pumpkin Hummus for the Pumpkins and Pinterest series. True to form, I made a double batch and froze one. I pulled it out a couple days ago and had a bit left in the fridge. I grabbed the hummus; some leftover quinoa, eggs and coconut flour; out of that the quinoa pumpkin sliders were born.

Sriracha Pumpkin Sliders


2 cups quinoa (prepared according to package directions)
1 cup sriracha pumpkin hummus
4 eggs
1/2 cup coconut flour
Salt and pepper to taste.

Heat griddle on medium heat
Combine first three ingredients and mix well
Slowly add in coconut flour and mix till smooth.
Let mixture sit for five minutes to thicken a bit.

Using a 1/4 cup cookie scoop out mixture and place on griddle.
Use a damp spatula to flatten slider
Cook on medium for 3 minutes each side

We initially ate the sliders plain and dipped them in the Chick Fil A Polynesian sauce. Yeah, we will just put that in the 20 percent category.
We had the sliders again and served them with a cranberry spinach salad dressed with an apple cider vinegar and honey vinaigrette.

 

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Pumpkin Quinoa Slider
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 24
 
This quick and easy protein and fiber packed slider will satisfy the whole family.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups quinoa (prepared according to package directions
  • 1 cup sriracha pumpkin hummus
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
Instructions
  1. Heat griddle on medium heat
  2. Combine first three ingredients and mix well
  3. Slowly add in coconut flour and mix till smooth.
  4. Let mixture sit for five minutes to thicken a bit.
  5. Using a ¼ cup cookie scoop out mixture and place on griddle.
  6. Use a damp spatula to flatten slider
  7. Cook on medium for 3 minutes each side

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

Today’s feature for the Pumpkin and Pinterest series is Raw Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Energy Balls from Lightly Living. These were so yum, and so simple to make. I have to admit, these are a treat just for mommy. 🙂

 


This recipe was very simple to make.

  • I only made a few changes.
  • I swapped the pecans for almonds
  • I added 1 tablespoon of Maca powder
  • I added 1/4 cup of craisins to give it a bit of tartness (and it goes perfectly with pumpkin).

 

That is all, and they turned out beautifully. The texture was a cross between cookie dough and a Lara bar.  The pumpkin gives the end treat a creamy and smooth texture.  Smoother than a cookie dough, but less firm than a Lara Bar.

 

 Nutri-licious Benefits

  • Maca Powder
    • Balances hormones
    • Improves skin and hair
    • Increases energy
  • Dates
    • Good source of fiber
    • Contain calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese and copper.
  • Coconut
    • Improves the bodies ability to absorb calcium and magnesium. Perfect for strong teeth and bones.
    • Boosts immunity-perfect for cold and flu season.

These Vegan Pumpkin Energy Balls are the perfect snack.  Packed with beta carotene, coconut, dates and maca, these pumpkin energy balls will keep you going in spite of the midday slump.

 

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • ⅓ cup canned natural pumpkin
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons (set aside) unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Maca powder
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. First, soak the dates in water for 10 minutes. Drain water out and dry the dates on a paper towel.
  2. Simply grind the pecans in a food processor or blender to a fine texture.

 

Have you ever used Maca powder? Share if you experienced any differences below.

 

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