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HG's I Can't Believe It's Not Sweet Potato Pie
HG's I Can't Believe It's Not Sweet Potato Pie

Get Squashed!

This one's an instant classic, people.  We promise. By substituting butternut squash for sweet potatoes and using some key light ingredients, you can save over 200 calories and nearly 17 grams of fat per serving on this Turkey Day classic.  And it tastes EXACTLY like the real thing (yes, EXACTLY).  Now THAT'S something to be thankful for!  Butternut squash, with half the calories (and all the yummy fun) of sweet potato, is our new best friend.  (Pssst... In case you haven't tried 'em yet, our Bake-tastic Butternut Squash Fries ROCK!)



1 large butternut squash (large enough to yield 2 cups mashed flesh)

1/2 cup Egg Beaters Original

1/3 cup light vanilla soymilk 

1/3 cup sugar-free maple syrup

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 cup SPLENDA; Granular

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2/3 cup miniature marshmallows



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Peel squash and cut into large chunks (removing seeds).  Fill a large, microwave-safe dish with a half an inch of water.  Place squash into dish and cover with plastic wrap.  Microwave for approximately 8 minutes (and drain).  Squash should be tender enough to mash, but not fully cooked.  With a potato masher, food processor or fork, mash squash.  Measure out 2 generous cups, lightly packed, and place in an oven-safe baking dish.  Add all ingredients except for marshmallows.  Mix ingredients thoroughly, but do not over-stir; squash should still be pulpy.  Allow to cook for 45 - 50 minutes.  Remove from oven, and disperse marshmallows over top of pie.  Return to oven for 5 minutes, until marshmallows begin to brown.  Allow to cool.  Serves 4.

Serving Size: 1/4 recipe; approx. 2/3 cup

Calories: 110

Fat: <0.5g

Sodium: 115mg

Carbs: 25g

Fiber: 1.5g

Sugars: 7.5g

Protein: 5g

PointsPlus® value 3*

Traditional Homemade Sweet Potato Casserole
Traditional Homemade Sweet Potato Casserole

How Sweet it Isn't...

If we're being honest here (and we always are), we have to say this sweet side dish is one of our absolute favorite things about Thanksgiving.  Sugary sweet potatoes in a creamy casserole topped with melt-in-your-mouth marshmallows?!?  It's essentially dessert that you can eat during dinner.  And what could be better than that?!  Unfortunately, starchy potato + butter, eggs, cream and marshmallows = some button-popping, sky-high nutritionals for an itty-bitty part of your holiday plate.  Bake up some of HG's I Can't Believe It's Not Sweet Potato Pie and go squash WILD!

Serving Size: 2/3 cup

Calories: 370

Fat: 17g

Sodium: 185mg

Carbs: 50g

Fiber: 4g

Sugars: 27g

Protein: 10g

PointsPlus® value 10*


Today, November 14th, is National Guacamole Day. Despite the health benefits of avocados, your average serving of guac has about 100 - 200 calories and 10 - 17g of fat.  Be careful!


Share this super-duper squash swap with everyone you know.  They will love you 30% more because of it.  Really!

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