Thanksgiving marks that special time of year when families join together to enjoy each other’s company and reflect on all the blessings in their lives. For us here at tera’swhey® the blessings are innumerable. We are so lucky to have such loyal consumers and also enjoy the camaraderie of our entire tera’swhey® team!
The other thing that Thanksgiving brings is an over abundance of delicious food…and many times extra calories. Consider these high calorie / high fat Thanksgiving favorites:
1 serving Turkey Gravy – 340 calories / 11g fat
1 serving Stuffing – 165 calories / 4g fat
1 serving mashed potatoes – 185 calories / 3g fat
1 slice pumpkin pie – 310 calories / 20g fat
While these are just ballpark estimates based on “average” serving sizes, it is safe to say that the calorie count of the typical Thanksgiving dinner can add up very quickly. It is also safe to say that the high protein turkey you will likely be gobbling up is probably one of the healthiest and lowest fat foods on your entire dinner menu.
Don’t get us wrong, we are not trying to put a damper on your festivities. But it is important for all of us to be aware of the high calories that are hiding in some of our holiday favorites. And with that in mind, we want to provide you a low fat twist on the traditional pumpkin pie (as you can see, it is one of the highest calorie parts of your entire meal). We hope it will serve as a means to get you thinking about creative ways to have your “turkey with all the trimmings and eat it too.”
Low Fat Pumpkin Pie – 210 calories / 5g fat (per slice) / Number of Servings: 10
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin (about 2 cups)
1 (14-ounce) can fat free Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
½ scoop tera’swhey® bourbon vanilla whey protein powder
6 egg whites
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust
Pre-heat oven to 425°F. Press unbaked crust into a 9-inch pie plate and cut off any additional crust edges. Combine pumpkin, condensed milk, protein powder egg whites, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
So, enjoy your time with family and friends, and keep in mind that you can enjoy all your favorite Thanksgiving foods – in moderation and with a bit of creative cooking.
Happy Thanksgiving from the entire tera’swhey® team!
be well. be vibrant.