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Hungry Girl,

Do you have a recipe for a crustless pumpkin pie?

Keep the Crust

Dear Keep the Crust,

Yes! The HG version of crustless pumpkin pie is called Wayne's Pumpkin Smash, and it can be found in the "Fun with Canned Pumpkin" section of my first book, Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World. (Find that section in the "Fun With..." chapter!) That "Smash" is REALLY low in calories! It's fantastic by itself, but it's also amazing topped with light vanilla ice cream or Fat Free Reddi-wip (or BOTH!). So do you have to buy the book to get that recipe? Nope -- I'm gonna give it to you right now, because I'm nice and you need to try it!!! (BTW, if you want to know who Wayne is, you will have to get the book!)

Wayne's Pumpkin Smash

PER SERVING (1 piece, 1/9th of recipe): 65 calories, <0.5g fat, 81mg sodium, 12g carbs, 1g fiber, 7g sugars, 5g protein -- POINTS® value 1*

 

 


 

Ingredients:
One 15-oz. can pure pumpkin
One 12-oz. can evaporated fat-free milk
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
3/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and mix thoroughly.

Place mixture in a baking dish (8" X 8" works well) sprayed lightly with nonstick spray, and bake in the oven for 45 minutes. (It will remain a little soft, like pie filling.)

Once ready to serve (it's delicious eaten hot or cold), cut into 9 pieces.

Serve and enjoy!

MAKES 9 SERVINGS

There it is -- hope you love it! BTW, store leftovers in the fridge... if you have any!



HG,

I want to make your Cheesy Beefy Quesadilla, but I can't seem to find the frozen "ground-beef-style" soy crumbles. Is there anything else I can use? I have called or gone to all the local food stores and none of them have the stuff... Please help!!!

Searching for Soy Crumbles

Dear Searching,

Hmmmm... those soy crumbles are usually pretty easy to find. Supermarkets (especially ones with a good selection of vegetarian products, like Whole Foods) and retail stores with freezer sections (like Target and Walmart) should have them. Here are some tips for tracking them down...

1. The store employees you're talking to may not know exactly what or where the crumbles are. Sometimes the product's called "meatless ground burger," "soy protein," or "soy taco meat." So try asking for those.

2. They're usually located with the frozen vegetarian products (there are also some refrigerated versions, next to the tofu), so make sure you're looking in the right place. The kind by Morningstar Farms -- Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles -- is the easiest to locate. (Try using this store locator.) Boca is another popular brand to look for.

3. If you are 100% sure your store doesn't have them, then get your hands on a box of Boca burgers (the 70-calorie Original Vegan ones, preferably) -- just cook or thaw one of those according to package directions, and (once cool) break it up into small pieces/crumbles. That'll work fine!

Enjoy... By the way, I LOOOVE that quesadilla recipe!

 
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