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Super Simple Pumpkin Yogurt


This week had a really rough start. Monday was a 2 hour commute home thanks to snow, bad drivers, and then, an accident on the highway that blocked all 4 lanes. I was in foul humor by the time I got home and Mr. Prevention offered up his culinary specialty: delivery pizza. I opted for leftovers, however.

Wednesday morning, my commute into work was twice as long, once again in thanks to snow. I trekked into work in my heels, my feet wet and cold from the untouched walkways leading from the parking lot to the hospital. I walked in thinking, “I can’t do this anymore! I can’t do this anymore…seriously!”

I had to snap into gear quickly as I ran, literally, to my first meeting of the day. About 1 minute late.


My co-worker kept me after the meeting to let me know he had a dream about me. I gave him a raised eyebrow as he continued.

“We were both on the show Chopped. You’ve seen Chopped, right?”

I nod.

“Right. I figured. So, we’re on Chopped…in the dessert round. It was just you and I and the challenge was to create a dessert with a moving part. I almost had mine completed and I went to grab something and you destroyed mine. When I came back and asked you if you destroyed it, I called you a b@#*$ and then punched you. You punched me back. And then I woke up. It was so weird…I had to tell you.”


Hilarious. Stories like this totally make my snowy misery a little brighter.

While this recipe is far from a masterpiece created on Chopped or any other cooking show, it was delicious. It stemmed from a yogurt container left on my desk from a co-worker…it was pumpkin pie yogurt. I haven’t seen it in my grocery store and so I decided to make my own version. Lots of pumpkin for the vitamins, minerals, and fiber, plain Greek yogurt for the probiotics and protein, and just enough sugar and pumpkin pie spice to make it special. I served it topped with a bit of muesli, walnuts, and a few dried cranberries. It’s the perfect, sinless treat to bring us all out of our turkey day food comas!


Super Simple Pumpkin Yogurt
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Serves: 5
  • 2 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ~ ⅔ cup Calories: 157 Fat: 0.4 Carbohydrates: 38.2 Sugar: 25.8 Fiber: 4.0 Protein: 10.8 Cholesterol: 0

 I thought I was cut out for crazy holiday shopping…but it ends up I’m not. After leaving empty handed, we settled in for the night. 🙂 Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Can’t wait to get up my Christmas decorations!

Be well,


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  1. The Candid RD
    November 29, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    That’s what you get for living in….Michigan. Ewwww.
    Don’t worry, I still like you.
    I can see you on chopped, for sure! Maybe it’s a dream that will one day be reality?!
    This yogurt sounds scrumptious. I made something similar once, but the brown sugar sounds like a nice addition!
    Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving.

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