Monday, November 12, 2007

Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is around the corner. Here's a couple recipes that are de-licious!


1 can (16 ounces) pureed pumpkin
¾ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1 package (10.5 ounces) organic Silken tofu,* packed in water, rinsed, processed in blender until smooth
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell
*choose tofu made with soy beans rather than soy protein concentrate

Directions: Preheat oven to 425° F. In a blender (**Vitamix), blend the pumpkin and sugar. Add salt, spices, and tofu into the pumpkin mixture and blend again thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a pie shell and bake for 15 minutes. Lower the heat to 350° F and bake for an additional 40 minutes. Chill before serving.

Total servings: 9
Nutrition Analysis per serving:
216 calories, 37 grams Carbohydrates, 3 grams Protein, 7 grams Fat

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TANTALIZING TURKEY LOAF! - great way to use the left over turkey breast.


1 Tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 large cloves)
1 cup finely chopped celery (2 large stalks)
½ cup chopped onion
1½ cups diced red bell pepper (2 medium)
2½ cups thinly sliced mushrooms
1¼ pounds ground turkey breast
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Dash nutmeg
½ cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs (1 slice)
½ cup minced fresh parsley

Directions: In a large nonstick skillet heat oil briefly and sauté garlic, celery, onions, and bell pepper, stirring until slightly softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, boil a kettle of water and preheat oven to 375°F. Stir mushrooms into vegetable mixture, cover pan for a few minutes, then remove cover and sauté vegetables, stirring until all liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large bowl, combine turkey, egg whites, pepper, nutmeg, bread crumbs, and parsley. Add the sautéed vegetables and combine ingredients well. Transfer mixture to a lightly greased 8x4 loaf pan and set pan in a large shallow baking dish. Place in oven and pour boiling water into the outer pan to a depth of one inch. Bake loaf for 1 hour 15 minutes. Let loaf sit for 15 minutes before removing from pan and serving.

Total servings: 6
Nutrition Analysis per serving:
193 calories, 8 grams Carbohydrates, 32 grams Protein, 4 grams Fat

More recipes and holiday tips coming up soon.


Your Livitician,

Deborah A. Klein, MS, RD

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