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Diet Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Diet Peter Pumpkin Bread

Tom and I like to whip up a batch of our tasty Peter Pumpkin Bread to take along with us when we go camping.

It's rich, moist and contains a good jolt of protein which comes in nutritionally-handy  for hiking purposes. It also contains a healthy dose of olive oil.

We chose to use bread flour for our Peter Pumpkin Diet Bread because we like the taste it produces. Using half bread flour and half wheat flour will add nutrition value to the loaf of bread while adding a wheaty flavor.

Peter Pumpkin Diet Bread is a very moist bread and can be made a day ahead of your adventure - whether it involves just staying at home or tackling the wild trails of nature.

Ingredients for this Low Fat Pumpkin Bread Recipe:

3 Cups of White Flour (all-purpose, bread)  - or mix 1/2 white & 1/2 wheat flour

1/2 Teaspoon of Table Salt

1 Package of Active Dry Yeast

2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 Cup of Warm Water

1/4 Cup of Splenda OR 1/3 cup of sugar

1/2 Cup of Canned Pumpkin (add up to 1/4 cup more for an even moister bread)

1/4 Cup of Pumpkin Seeds

1/4 Cup of Sunflower Seeds

Makes a 1 1/2 pound loaf. Simply load your bread machine with the above ingredients and press start. Serve warm with Parkay no calorie butter spray, or enjoy cold.

Quick Pumpkin Soup for Dieters

One of the easiest recipes for pumpkin soup - and very nice when it comes to calorie content.

Simply heat the following ingredients until warm, then stir and enjoy with a crusty loaf of whole grain bread:

- 1 can of pumpkin

- dash of ground cloves

- 2 cups of skim milk

- 1 Teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Raw pumpkin is naturally low in calories and contains so many health notes. If you have time to prepare pumpkin from scratch, you're in for a treat.

The most difficult part of the preparation is cutting into the thick skin of the pumpkin to reach the flesh. You'll need to be extremely carefully. A warm pumpkin that is picked fresh from the garden is easier to cut into than a cold one.

Scoop out the seeds and thoroughly scrape all the membrane from the flesh.

After cutting the pumpkin into workable sections I remove the skin from the flesh and thoroughly wash before putting into a deep pot of cool water. Boil until the pumpkin is tender.

Whether you use a large fairytale type pumpkin or a pie pumpkin, all varieties work excellently in our diet soup recipe.



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