Diet Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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So easy to prepare with ready-made ingredients.....


Diet Pumpkin Soup Ingredient List

This is a vegetarian friendly recipe. Ingredients for this diet pumpkin soup are:

1 medium size can of pureed pumpkin
1 medium size can of skim version, evaporated milk
1 Tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice*
Sugar or Sugar Substitute to suit personal taste**

Quick Spice Recipe

If you don't have pumpkin pie spice in your pantry, you can use a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger - all ground. Use 3/4 Tablespoon of the ground cinnamon, a couple of dashes of nutmeg and ginger and about 1/4 Tablespoon of cloves.

pumpkin soup recipeAbout Sugar vs Sugar Substitute

These days, we prefer regular sugar to substitute - not only because of the concerns of the insulin effect which accompanies fake sugar, but also because of the acidity effect once metabolized.

It ranks at the top of the list for acidity and is within the same classification of carbonated or fizzy water. While sugar is also acid amid the metabolic process, we feel it's less of an offender than sugar substitute. And because this soup recipe is naturally low in caloric values, the added calories from sweetener are minimal when distributed throughout the entire recipe.

The Insulin Factor Associated with Sugar Substitutes

As to the insulin factor, the brain can't be fooled. Once fake sugar enters the digestive process, the pancreas shoots out insulin in anticipation of 'real' sugar entering the body.


How to Prepare Diet Pumpkin Soup

This is such a simple recipe - one that can even be prepared as a starter recipe with your kids. Just be sure to oversee the opening of the cans to prevent an accident.

To prepare, empty the pureed pumpkin into a medium-size bowl for mixing. Add the spices and stir to incorporate.

Add the evaporated milk slowly while stirring until a smooth consistency is obtained.

Heat on the stove top or in your microwave until bubbly hot.

Serving Suggestions, Calories in Our Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Serve either hot or cold. This soup makes a great appetizer during the fall and holiday season OR a refreshing soup for warmer spring and summer days when served cold.

A splash of vanilla or rum extract can be added for another layer of flavor.

If you don't like one of the spices recommended in our ingredient list, it can be omitted.

The entire recipe contains about 300 calories and makes 4 large servings and 6 regular servings.

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